Modern commemorative silver and gold coins from the United States Mint returned in 1982 after a nearly-30-year hiatus in production. The very first commemoratives were produced by the mint in 1848, but by 1954 the lack of interest in such coins resulted in a suspension of coining. Today, you will find $5 Gold US Mint Commemorative Coins available to you online at Silver.com in near-perfect condition.
- Available to ship to you inside of a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC or PCGS!
- Most gold commemoratives date between 1986 and 2011!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of .24187 Troy ounces of actual gold content.
- The face value of $5 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded PR69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation or Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Obverse and reverse design elements vary by coin and design programs.
- Proof specimens.
- Please keep in mind you could receive numerous matching dates and designs if you buy multiple coins.
The first commemorative gold coin ever issued by the US Mint was an 1848 Quarter Eagle Gold coin known simply as the CAL. It was released that year to mark the discovery of gold in California. The last pre-modern commemorative coin the US Mint issued was a 1954 coin to honor George Washington Carver. Modern commemorative coining at the US Mint resumed in 1982 with commemorative gold returning in 1986.
All of the $5 Gold US Commemorative Coins in this listing earned a PR69 certification from the NGC or PCGS. Coins in PR69 condition have full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. Acceptable flaws at this level include minuscule contact marks or hairlines and must be located outside of the primary focal points of the coin.
This Silver.com listing offers $5 Gold US Mint Commemorative Coins from random years. As such, you are likely to also receive random design as commemorative coins are produced for a short period and then the mint moves to another series focus. All of the coins in this listing are chosen at random, so we cannot hand-pick coins for certain designs, dates, or even NGC vs. PCGS labeling.
Obverse and reverse design elements vary greatly among $5 Gold US Commemorative Coins. One example of an obverse design from the $5 Gold US Mint Commemorative range includes a coin with the image of famed World War II and Korean War US Army General Douglas MacArthur on the obverse.
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