Since 1982, the US Mint has been issuing modern gold commemorative coins for collectors to purchase. These gold coins commonly come in $5 (USD) and $10 (USD) denominations, with the designs dependent upon the moment in American history or individual being celebrated in the release. The subject matter, collecting trends, and precious metals prices have always driven the selection of images and availability for US Mint commemorative gold coins. Now, $5 Gold US Mint Commemorative Coins are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com from random years of issue.
- Coins ship to you in individual plastic flips!
- Available from random years of release!
- Offered in varied conditions!
- Consists of .24187 Troy ounces of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of $5 (USD) by the United States.
- The obverse and reverse fields of the coins have varying design combinations.
- Please keep in mind you could get matching dates, conditions, and designs on your coins when buying multiples.
The US Mint issued its first-ever collectible coin in 1848. This first commemorative coin was a unique version of the 1848 Quarter Eagle with a “CAL” inscription on the reverse of the coin above the heraldic eagle. The inscription of these initials was meant to celebrate the recent discovery of massive gold reserves in California, a discovery that would result in the California Gold Rush.
By 1954, the US Mint had experienced a lack of demand from collectors based on subpar designs and high mintage that robbed the coins of collectible value. President Eisenhower ended commemorative coining in 1954 as a result, with the Carver-Washington Half Dollar the final US commemorative coin. In 1982, modern US commemorative coining resumed.
The obverse and reverse design fields of these $5 Gold US Mint Commemoratives offer images chosen by the US Mint to suit a particular celebratory release. For example, the 1997 Jackie Robinson $5 Gold Coin is widely regarded as one of the most valuable collectible gold coins from the United States Mint in the modern era. The coin was issued to mark the 50th anniversary of Robinson breaking the color barrier in professional baseball. Further, the coin has the lowest mintage of any modern US commemorative coin with just 5,174 coins issued in total. Please remember, this is merely an example of a possible coin in the series and not a guarantee of what specimen you will receive.
These $5 Gold US Mint Commemorative Coins are available to you for purchase with individual plastic flips. Silver.com offers these coins in varied conditions from brand-new or like-new to those with heavy wear or tear or major production flaws. Date marks also vary in this listing.
Silver.com selects coins only after your payment has cleared, and as such, we cannot guarantee the design, date, or condition of the coin you receive. If you buy multiples, please keep in mind you could get coins with the same dates, designs, and conditions.
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