Coin Specifications

Category: Modern Commemoratives (1982-Date)
Mint: West Point
Mintage: 32,877
Obverse Designer: Donna Weaver
Reverse Designer: Donna Weaver
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $444.58 (12/4/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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2002 W OLYMPICS $5 PF obverse 2002 W OLYMPICS $5 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Salt Lake City, Utah hosted the Winter Olympics in February of 2002, and Congress authorized a two-coin set of commemoratives to honor the occasion. Included within the Mint's sales prices for these coins were surcharges of $10 for each silver dollar and $35 for each gold half eagle, and this money went to help defray the costs associated with hosting the games. Both coins were designed in-house at the U. S. Mint, though they conformed to the requirements imposed by the event's sponsors. John Mercanti's obverse for the silver dollar displays the logo of the 2002 Winter Olympics superimposed over the secondary theme, "Rhythm of the Land." Beneath the main device of a stylized ice crystal is the inscription "SALT LAKE 2002" and the Olympic rings. To the left of the crystal is inscribed "XIX OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES." Mercanti's initials are near the border at seven o'clock, and statutory mottoes complete this side. Donna Weaver, also of the U. S. Mint, designed and sculpted the reverse of this coin, which features a view of the Salt Lake City skyline and the Rocky Mountains beyond it. Above these elements is the redundant phrase "XIX OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES" and the jagged "Rhythm" motif, likewise a duplication of the obverse. The coin's mintmark is placed at lower center, and purely statutory legends balance the design. Weaver is credited with both sides of the gold half eagle. Its obverse is yet another interpretation of the crystal logo and "Rhythm of the Land" imagery. Superimposed over these are the words "SALT LAKE." The date of coining is at bottom, and the designer's initials appear along the border at four o'clock. For the reverse, Weaver provided a stylized image of the Olympic cauldron and flame, with the "Rhythm" motif below it. The coin's mintmark is near the border at three o'clock, and statutory legends complete this side. While the U. S. Mint's recent practice had been to utilize a single minting facility for both the proof and uncirculated editions of a particular commemorative coin, this pattern was broken in 2002 for the Olympic issues. Denver coined the uncirculated silver dollars, Philadelphia the proofs. West Point alone, however, did strike both finishes of the half eagle. Despite a number of packaging options and a generally increased interest among collectors in modern coins, sales for this issue were still modest, though better than for most commemoratives of the late 1990s. The coins simply didn't appeal to American collectors, who tend to favor traditional imagery over highly stylized designs.

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Last Updated: 2/5/2020

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2002 W $5 OLYMPICS PF UC
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1246
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 69
High Grade: 70

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 2002 W $5 OLYMPICS PF UC
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 2002 W $5 OLYMPICS PF CA
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Base68270573175678381184086889893096199199399499699799910011004114617192480
690714739765792821849878909940971992993995996998100010021051133719732604
000000849878909940971992993995996998100010021051133700
000000859888919951981992994995997998100010031099152800
2002 W $5 OLYMPICS PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base733758785813840870900930961994102710601062106310641066106710691072122218212614
7417677948228508809109409721005103810601062106310641066106710701122142120852745
0000009109409721005103810601062106310641066106710701122142100
0000009209509831016104910611062106310651066106810711172162100
2002 W $5 OLYMPICS PF
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Base33333333333333333362499715152212
33333333333333333210748116917472323
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Grade: PF 70 UC
Points: 2614
Owner: Alaska Coin Nut
 
Grade: PF 70 UC
Points: 2614
Owner: Alex J. Llorente
 
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