1984 US Olympic Proof Coin Set Specifications
1983 Olympic proof silver dollar coin
Designed by Elizabeth Jones, this proof silver dollar was minted in San Francisco out of 90% silver.
The obverse design is a figure of a discus thrower that was inspired by the ancient work of the Greek sculptor Myron.
In the right field, the moving star symbol of the XXIII Summer Olympic Games and the traditional five Olympic rings are featured.
The border inscription reads “LOS ANGELES/XXIII OLYMPIAD/LIBERTY/EJ.” In the right field, “IN GOD WE TRUST.” motto is found. In the lower left field, the date and mint mark is found – “1983 S”.
The reverse design features a bust of an American eagle with the border inscription reading, “ UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” and “ONE DOLLAR” surrounded by a laurel branch on each side.
In the left field, the motto “E PLURIBUS UNUM” is found. In the right field, “EJ*JM” is read which are the initials of Elizabeth Jones and John Mercanti.
1984 Olympic proof silver dollar coin
Designed by Robert Graham, this proof silver dollar was minted in San Francisco out of 90% silver.
The obverse design is a sculpture of the Gateway to the Olympic Coliseum, Los Angeles, Californicia. The the right and left, above the Coliseum the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST” is found.
The border inscription reads “LIBERTY” above and “LOS ANGELES 1984 XXIII OLYMPIAD” in recuse lettering below.
The reverse design features an American eagle looking over its wing to the right. The outer border inscription reads “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”
The inner border inscription reads “ONE DOLLAR.” “E PLURIBUS UNUM” is in incuse lettering on the rock below the eagle.
RG, the initials of Robert Graham, are found below the laurel branch and to the left of the eagle’s lower foot.
1984 Olympic proof gold ten dollar coin
This proof gold coin was minted in West Point out of 90% gold and weighs .538 troy ounce. The coin was sculpted by John Mercanti, and designed by James M. Peed.
The obverse design features and man and woman running toward the right, together bearing the Olympic torch. The upper border reads “LIBERTY.”
In the left field, five Olympic rings appear with “LOS ANGELES” above them. In the lower field, the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST” is found. In the lower left field, the date and mint mark appear – 1984 W. The words “OLYMPIAD XXIII” are found in exergue, below the runners.
The reverse design features a heraldic eagle bearing a banner with the incuse inscription “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” The initials JM, for John Mercanti, are found below the tail of the eagle.
The border inscription reads “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. TEN DOLLARS.”