2002-P Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar

The 2002-P Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar was released by the US Mint to celebrate the Winter Olympic Games held that year.

Mintage: 400,000 maximum across all product options
Final Mintage: 166,864
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Those games were hosted in Salt Lake City, Utah in February. They were a continuation of the Winter Olympics which were first offered back in 1924 in Chamonix, France. Sports like alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, and ice hockey have been a part of the games since their inception.

An uncirculated version of this Silver Dollar was also struck by the US Mint.

2002 Olympic Coins

Four Olympic themed coins were released by the US Mint in 2002 including:

  • 2002-W $5 Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Proof Gold Coin
  • 2002-W $5 Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Uncirculated Gold Coin
  • 2002-P Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar
  • 2002-P Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar

Proceeds raised from surcharges on the coins were forwarded to the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games of 2002 and the United States Olympic Committee.

Issue Information

Struck from 90% silver, each Olympic Silver Dollar has a diameter of 1.5 inches.

Release Date

The US Mint released the Proof Olympic Coin in late 2001.

Issue Price

The initial price charged for the Olympic Proof Coin was $33.00.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

Each Olympic Silver Dollar was struck at the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia and show the ‘P’ mintmark.

Designer / Sculptor / Engraver

Designed by John Mercanti, the obverse (heads side) of the coin shows the crystal emblem of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games against the "rhythm of the land" emblem with the Olympic Rings shown below.

The reverse (tails side) was designed by Donna Weaver and shows the skyline of Salt Lake City including the outline of the Rocky Mountains in the background.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $1
Finish: Proof
Composition: 90% silver, 10% alloy
Standard Weight: 26.730 g
Standard Diameter: 1.500 inches
Edge: Reeded

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