1991-W $5 Mount Rushmore, DC PR70DC

CERTIFICATION#: 12104541
PCGS#: 9647

Owner's Comments

1991-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Mount Rushmore { PCGS-3 } (Jul'2008) Mintage: 111,991 (proof) Superb mirror-perfect fields show-off the devices on both sides. This coin portrays an eagle in flight over this national landmark and for the first time the reverse is done completely with lettering. This set of three coins commemorating Mount Rushmore comes on the 50th anniversary of completion carving the four presidential portraits. And in 1991, the year of issue for this coin, president George H. W. Bush officially dedicated Mount Rushmore.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: No gold commemorative coins were produced in 1990.  In 1991, the Mint commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Mt. Rushmore monument by issuing specially designed Half Dollars, Silver Dollars, and Five Dollar gold pieces.  The obverse of the $5 gold featuresan eagle flying towards the monument; the reverse has the words "MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL" in fancy script.  Both Mint State and Proof versions were sold to collectors at a premium over the gold value.  All of the Mt. Ryshmore commemorative gold coins were struck at the West Point Mint.

This is a relatively common coin that can be located with ease in superb condition.

Diameter: 21.60 millimeters Designer: John M. Mercanti/Robert Lamb Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 111,991 Weight: 8.36 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 Multiple PR70s PCGS grade