The 1988 Olympic Silver Dollar was issued to commemorate the participation of the United States in the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea.
The obverse design for the coin features one hand holding the Statue of Liberty’s torch and the other holding an Olympic torch. The two flames merge together with olive branches framing the scene. The inscriptions “Olympiad” and “Liberty” appear above and below, with “In God We Trust” and the date “1988” to each side. The obverse was designed by Patricia Lewis Verani.
On the reverse, the Olympic rings appear centrally with “USA” above and another pair of olive branches framing the scene. The inscription “United States of America” appears widely spaced around the edge of the coin. The denomination is expressed as “1 Dollar” and “E Pluribus Unum” appears near the base. The reverse was designed by Sherl Joseph Winter.
The 1988 Olympic Silver Dollar was struck at the Denver Mint.