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  • 1 Dollar 1988, KM# 222, United States of America (USA), Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics
  • 1 Dollar 1988, KM# 222, United States of America (USA), Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics
Description

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 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad and commonly known as Seoul 1988, was an international multi-sport event held from 17 September to 2 October 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. 159 nations were represented at the games by a total of 8,391 athletes (6,197 men and 2,194 women). 237 events were held and 27,221 volunteers helped to prepare the Olympics. The Soviet Union utterly dominated the medal count, winning 55 gold and 132 total medals.

Obverse

Depicts 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.

Design: Patricia Lewis Verani

OLYMPIAD
IN GOD 1988
WE TRUST S
P
V
LIBERTY

Reverse

Depicts 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.

Design: Sherl Joseph Winter

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
SJW
1
DOLLAR
U S A
E
PLURIBUS
UNUM

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Weight 26.73 g
Diameter 38.1 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mints
Denver Mint (D)
San Francisco Mint (S)

Related coins

Half Eagle

Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics

Gold, 8.36 g, ⌀ 21.6 mm