Since 1986, the United States Mint has produced various $5 gold commemorative coins that have been carefully designed to honor historical figures and highlight significant events. Though they remain legal tender, their worth in gold bullion content far exceeds their marked face value.
Therefore, buying these coins can be great for cost-effectively putting together an investment portfolio of pure gold bullion. And, as these coins come in many different designs and were never intended for general circulation, they come with an obvious prestige for collectors.
Made from fine gold that has been mined strictly in the United States, these coins tend to remain in mint-state condition over time. Therefore, for investors, these coins can have a long-lasting value immune to adverse effects of economic decline or uncertainty.
The first $5 gold commemorative coin, introduced in 1986, featured the Statue of Liberty's face in close-up. The following year, a design incorporating a quill pen and the words "We the People" marked the bicentenary of the United States Constitution.
In the many years since, further $5 gold coins have commemorated sports events such as the 1988 Summer Olympics and the 1994 World Cup and influential people like chemist James Smithson, wartime president Franklin Delano Roosevelt and writer Mark Twain.
Also commemorated have been anniversaries of events including the founding of Jamestown and the establishment of Mount Rushmore, which has long served as a powerful symbol of the United States. The same can be said of the bald eagle, which has also been given its own $5 gold commemorative coin. This coin depicts two young eaglets on a branch.
Each United States Mint $5 gold commemorative coin that you purchase from our stock, based on availability, will feature a randomly-chosen date and design.
Furthermore, each of these coins will reach you in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition. This means that, having never entered circulation, the coin still shows all of its original luster from when it was originally struck at the United States Mint.
Each coin will also arrive in a plastic capsule - and you can display these good-looking coins especially beautifully when you add a presentation box. Displayed in a home or corporate building, these coins are already likely to attract attention simply due to their unique designs.
These coins can serve as wonderfully unique additions to a numismatic collection. With their commemoration of various distinctive events and people of history, they can fascinate even people usually lacking interest in numismatics. Plus, these coins, should you collect enough of them for suitable display at your home or business, can visually tell a lengthy and detailed history.
If you have abundant tangible wealth, buying gold can be a crucial way of storing it, as indeed it has been for centuries. Gold can help you to safeguard your wealth against economic shocks and unexpected drops in the value of the United States dollar.
Features of the US Mint $5 Gold Commemorative Bulletin:
- Each coin has 0.2419 troy ounces of gold (90% of coin)
- A broad variety of events, people and symbols have been commemorated
- Each coin is in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition