1996 Olympic High Jump Silver Dollar

1996 Olympic High Jump Silver Dollar

The 1996 Olympic High Jump Silver Dollar was as a slate of sixteen different coins to commemorate the Centennial Olympic Games held in Atlanta, Georgia. The program included coins minted in copper nickel clad, silver, and gold, released from 1995 to 1996.

Th obverse of the High Jump Silver Dollar features an athlete executing a high jump with the Fosbury Flop technique. The inscriptions include “Liberty”, “In God we Trust”, and “1996” with the US Olympic logo between the last two elements. The obverse was designed by Calvin Massey.

The reverse of the coin was the same one used for all of the 1996 Olympic Silver Dollars issued. It features the logo from the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games with numerous inscriptions. The inscriptions include “E Pluribus Unum”, “Atlanta 1996”, “Centennial Olympic Games”, “United States of America”, and “One Dollar”.

The 1996 High Jump Silver Dollar was released in both proof and uncirculated versions. These were sold individually or as part of multi-coin sets created by the United States Mint. The maximum authorized mintage across all product options was a lofty 1,000,000 coins, which was not attained. The lower mintage of several of the 1995-1996 Olympic Commemorative Coin programs now drive significant premiums on the secondary market.

Coin Specifications

Designer: Calvin Massey (obverse), Thomas D. Rogers (reverse)
Weight: 26.7300 g
Composition: 90% Silver (0.7736 ounces of silver)
Diameter: 38.1 mm
Maximum Authorized Mintage: 1,000,000

1996-D Uncirculated High Jump Silver Dollar

Pre-Issue Price: $27.95
Regular Price: $31.95
Final Mintage: 15,697

1996-P Proof High Jump Silver Dollar

Pre-Issue Price: $30.95
Regular Price: $34.95
Final Mintage: 124,502