Centennial Olympics Rowing Silver Dollar

16 Aug 2019  Fri

Rowing is the act of propelling a boat using the motion of oars in the water by displacing water to propel the boat forward. It was first used as the means of transport in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. It was used as a sport in England at the beginning of the 17th century. In the year 1828, the Oxford-Cambridge University had conducted the boat race. By the 19th century, rowing was popular in Europe and had been exported to America.

The United States of America had issued a commemorative silver dollar with the theme of Rowing in the year 1996. The United States of America had issued this dollar to support the Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games and the programs of the United States Olympic Committee. The obverse of this coin depicts the design of four men rowing with Olympic ring above. The reverse of this coin depicts the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games logo and a torch and flame, and the words Atlanta 1996.

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