US Commemorative Dollar Uncirculated 1995-W Special Olympics

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    The Special Olympic World Games was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968. The organization had humble beginnings as a camp that Shriver started called Camp Shriver. The camp sought to give children with disabilities the chance to participate in organized sporting events. The wealthy Kennedy family and former president helped fund and promote the camp and gave grants to different universities and recreation centers to begin similar camps. This would eventually snowball into the organization known as Special Olympic World Games. At first, Canada and the United States were the only participants, today however, the organization has participants numbering in the millions from over 150 countries.

    The obverse of the 1995 Uncirculated Special Olympics World Games Commemorative Silver dollar shows a portrait of Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Above her head is the inscription, “Special Olympics World Games”. The obverse of the coin was designed by Jamie Wyeth. The reverse of the coin shows a Special Olympics medal along with its ribbon. Tangled in the ribbon is a rose. A quote by Shriver is inscribed on the coin, “As we hope for the best in them, hope is reborn in us”.The reverse of the coin was designed by Thomas D Rogers.

    The 1995 Uncirculated Special Olympics World Games Commemorative Silver dollar has a mintage of 89,301 coins. This is only a small fraction of the amount of proofs minted for this issue. The coin was designed to commemorate the 1995 Special Olympic World Games held that year in New Haven, CT. If you have any questions regarding this or any commemorative coin, please call our knowledgeable staff at (800) 735-1311.

  • Details:
    • Denomination: $1
    • Year: 1995
    • Diameter: 26.5 mm
    • Mint Mark: W
    • Thickness: 2 mm
    • Grade: Ungraded

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