# 1347 - Modern Commemoratives Half Dollars - Part 5
Today we will continue the series "The Modern American Commemorative Half Dollars".
The info below comes mostly from: https://moderncommemoratives.com/
"The United States Modern Commemorative Coin program began in 1982. That year, the US Mint released commemorative half dollar coins to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of George Washington. Since that date, commemorative coins have been issued nearly every year to celebrate famous American people, places, events, and institutions.
Each commemorative coin program is authorized under an Act of Congress. The Act typically specifies the subject to be commemorated, the denomination of coins to be issued, and the maximum authorized mintage for each. Additionally, most commemorative coin programs include surcharges added to the cost of each coin, which will be distributed to specified beneficiary organizations or fund projects that benefit the community."
All coins weight 11.34 g with 91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel. They were issued in Brilliant Uncirculated and Proof finish.
They will be presented in the order they were minted, but only one of each design.
The fifth is the PR70 DCAM 1992-S "Olympic".
"The 1992 Olympic Half Dollar was issued along with separate gold and silver coins for the 1992 Olympic Games. The summer games were held in Barcelona, Spain and the winter games were held in Albertville and Savoie, France."
PCGS graded 3,434 1992-S "Olympic", with 368 as PR70 DCAM. 519,645 1992-S "Olympic" were minted in San Francisco.
I bought this coin in 2013 for $42.00 and today's price is around $115.00. The issue price was $9.50.
The obverse design of the half dollar features a female gymnast in motion against the background of an American flag.
The obverse was designed by William C. Cousins.
On the reverse of the coin is an image of the Olympic torch and an olive branch designed by Steven M Bieda.
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