The 1994 World Cup Tournament was the culmination of soccer games among 141 nations. The United States was selected to host the XV FIFA World Cup playoff, and three commemorative coins were issued to celebrate the event. Each of the coins employs a shared design on the reverse.
The obverse of the clad half dollar depicts a soccer player in action. It was designed by Richard T. LaRoche. The reverse, designed by Dean McMullen, features the official World Cup USA 1994 logo flanked by laurel branches.
The obverse of the silver dollar coin features two competing players converging on a soccer ball. It was designed by Dean McMullen, who also executed the reverse design, the official logo that is used on all of the World Cup coins.
Both Proof and Uncirculated versions of the five-dollar gold coin were struck at the West Point Mint. The obverse, designed by William J. Krawczewicz, depicts the modernistic gold World Cup trophy. The reverse was designed by Dean McMullen and shows the same logo used on other World Cup coins.