Minted in 1988, the Olympic Commemorative $5 Gold Coin was issued to commemorate the United States of America’s participation in the Games of the XXIV Olympiad held in Seoul, South Korea.
The coin’s obverse was designed by Elizabeth Jones, who was the chief sculptor and engraver of the United States Mint at the time. It features Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, wearing a laurel wreath of olive leaves that was the traditionally given to the victors of the original Olympic games in ancient Greece.
The coin’s reverse was design by Marcel Jovine and features a stylized image of the Olympic flame with the Olympic rings depicted above. These coins were minted in extremely limited numbers that fell far short of Congress’ maximum authorized mintage, making this a highly desired collectable.
Proof versions of these coins were struck exclusively at the West Point mint facility with special, highly polished dies that give them an immediately recognizable mirror-like finish. These flawless, PR70 commemorative coins were minted in 90% gold and are available on a strictly limited basis. Avoid disappointment and order yours today!