This proof gold coin was issued as one of the 16 minted as part of the XXVI Olympiad Commemorative Coin Program. The other coins included were gold, silver, and copper nickel clad half dollars.
The obverse, designed by Patricia L. Verani, shows American athletes bearing the U.S. flag as they enter a stadium. The reverse, designed by John Mercanti. shows the mark of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games surrounded by laurel leaves.
This coin was minted in West Point and was graded as PF70 Ultra Cameo by NGC.