Coins Certified as of 1/16

My Coin #11410173

1986-W $5 Statue Of Liberty, DC PR70DC

PCGS#: 9623

Owner's Comments

1986-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Statue of Liberty { PCGS-3 } (Aug'2008) Mintage: 404,013 (proof) An intriguing close-up perspective of America's most recognized symbol for Liberty and Freedom makes this one of the most beautiful of the US Gold coins. Flawless fields and unblemished cameo contrast warrant the grade. This is the first of many Half Eagles that will become the predominant denomination for this metal in the Modern Commemorative Series.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, the U.S. Mint produced commemorative Half Dollars, Silver Dollars, and Half Eagles ($5 gold pieces) with special designs inspired by the famous icon.  The Half Eagle was the first such coin of the $5 denomination since 1929.  The obverse features a close-up of the Statue's head; the reverse shows an eagle about to land.  Both Mint State and Proof versions were sold to collectors at a premium over their gold value.  All of the Statue of Liberty Half Eagles were struck at West Point, another first for the denomination.

Diameter: 21.60 millimeters Designer: Elizabeth Jones Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 404,013 Weight: 8.36 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 Multiple PR70s PCGS grade