2002-P Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar

The 2002-P Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar was issued by the US Mint to commemorate the Winter Olympic Games being held that year in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mintage: 400,000 maximum across all product options
Final Mintage: 40,257
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Held in February of that year, the games were a continuation of the multi-sporting event competition first held in 1924. In those games, several events were held that can trace their roots directly back to the first Winter Olympics. Examples include alpine skiing and hockey.

A proof version of this Silver Dollar was also struck by the US Mint.

2002 Olympic Coins

2002 saw four Olympic themed coins released by the US Mint. Those coins included the:

  • 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 Uncirculated Olympic Coin in late 2001.

Issue Price

The initial price charged for the Olympic Proof Coin was $30.00.

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

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. It was designed by John Mercanti.

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

Coin Specifications

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

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