1992-W $5 Columbus, DC PR70DC

CERTIFICATION#: 10215931
PCGS#: 9667

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1992, the U.S. Mint struck specially designed Half Dollars, Silver Dollars, and $5 gold pieces to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' discovery of the New World.  The obverse of the $5 gold piece features a side profile of Columbus facing left towards an outline of North and South America.  The reverse shows the crest of the Admiral of the Ocean Sea with a nautical chart in the background.  Both Mint State and Proof versions were struck at the West Point Mint and sold to collectors for a premium over the gold value.  Portions of the profits derived from sales of these coins were given to the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation (established under Public Law 102-281).  Sales of the Mint State version were just under 25,000, setting a new low (at the time) for modern gold commemoratives.

Collectors should have no difficulty finding superb quality examples of this type.

Diameter: 21.60 millimeters Designer: T. James Ferrell/Thomas D. Rogers Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 79,730 Weight: 8.36 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Condition Census

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