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Commems Collection: 1996 Atlanta Olympics Commemorative Twist

 
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 Posted 06/18/2012  8:42 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Here's something that's a bit different...

As part of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics coin program, the US Mint contracted for the use of some of its coin images on stored value cards that were branded as "VISA Cash." Each of the cards had a computer chip in it that stored the cash value; the cards were used like debit/credit cards. Some other Visa Cash cards at the games were rechargeable, but the cards depicting US commemorative coins were not.

Use of the cards was somewhat limited in that they were intended for use only at select local Olympic Games retail venues in and around Atlanta at the time of the 1996 Atlanta Games; all of the cards shown have long since expired.

These particular cards were issued by NationsBank. Note: NationsBank acquired BankAmerica in 1998 and renamed itself Bank of America.

Just thought some folks might find these "money cards" an interesting spin on the coins we collect!

Enjoy!


$50 VISA Cash Card with 1995 Torch Runner Gold Half-Eagle - Front




$50 VISA Cash Card with 1995 Torch Runner Gold Half-Eagle -- Back




$20 VISA Cash Card with 1996 Wheelchair Silver Dollar - Front




$20 VISA Cash Card with 1996 Wheelchair Silver Dollar -- Back




$20 VISA Cash Card with 1996 High Jump Silver Dollar -- Front




$20 VISA Cash Card with 1996 High Jump Silver Dollar -- Back




$10 VISA Cash Card with 1996 Swimming Half-Dollar - Front




$10 VISA Cash Card with 1996 Swimming Half-Dollar -- Back



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 Posted 06/18/2012  9:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Where oh where does the depth of your collection ever end commens.

I am out of words to continue saying what I have said all along ...

This is a world-class museum quality collection which you are so generously sharing with all of us.

Amazing that one collector has assembled all that you have share with us ...

Many Thanks for opening my eyes to the possibilities.

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 Posted 06/19/2012  12:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinsKelly to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
commems, I have been lurking because I am up to my eyeballs with work. Loving your posts and my hubby was OK with my first foray into commems thanks to you.
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 Posted 06/19/2012  11:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for sharing!

I remember those cards and the 1996 Olympics (I was there for some of it). Difficult to believe it was 16 years ago now.

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 Posted 06/27/2012  2:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wquinn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for sharing. I have never heard of them.
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