Coins Certified as of 1/16

My Coin #71980273

1987-W $5 Constitution, DC PR70DC

PCGS#: 9627

Owner's Comments

1987-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Constitution { PCGS-3 } (May'2005) Mintage: 651,659 (proof) Perfection in design and production. From the modernistic eagle on the obverse rendered in perfect cameo relief to the simply stated quill over black mirrors, and the words "We The People..." As with the silver dollar, tradition is again broken with no eagle appearing on the reverse. The frosted devices pop to life against the shimmering pools of reflected images captured in this gems perfect fields.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The United States Constitution was adopted in 1787, becoming the supreme law of the land and establishing a sound government that has endured wars (both external and internal), political division, and major societal upheavals.  In 1987 (the 200th anniversary of the adoption), the U.S. Mint created special commemorative Silver Dollars and Half Eagles ($5 gold pieces) to honor the occasion.  The obverse of the Half Eagle features a side profile of an eagle with its wings raised, holding a quill pen; the reverse shows a vertical quill pen behind the words "We the People" in calligraphic style.  Both Mint State and Proof versions were sold to collectors at a premium over the gold value.  All of the U.S. Constitution Bicentennial Half Eagles were struck at West Point.

Collectors will have no difficulty locating superb quality examples, still at a relatively low premium over the intrinsic value.

Diameter: 21.60 millimeters Designer: Marcel Jovine Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 651,659 Weight: 8.36 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 Multiple PR70s PCGS grade