1986 $5 Gold Eagle MS70

CERTIFICATION#: 72693473
PCGS#: 9803

Owner's Comments

Thanks Bill @ GnS Eagle

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: This is the first year in which the U.S. Mint struck American Gold Eagles. The 1986 Uncirculated Gold Eagle is one of the more common issues as it has a very high mintage of over 912,000 coins struck. Only the 1998 and 1999 $5 Uncirculated Gold Eagles have higher mintages.

The 1989 $5 Uncirculated Gold Eagle tends to come with some minor spots or scratches especially if mishandled. Examples in MS69 are a little scarce and in perfect MS70 condition they are very scarce and much more difficult to find.    

Diameter: 16.50 millimeters Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens/Miley Busiek Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 912,609 Weight: 3.39 grams Metal Content: 91.67% Gold, 3% Silver, 5.33% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 800,000 R-1.3 19 / 20 N/A
60 or Better N/A R-.0 1 / 20 TIE N/A
65 or Better N/A R-.0 1 / 20 TIE N/A

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS70 PCGS grade  
1 MS70 PCGS grade  
1 MS70 PCGS grade  
1 MS70 PCGS grade  
1 MS70 PCGS grade