The Survival Estimate represents an average of one or more experts' opinions as to how many examples survive of a particular coin in three categories: 1) all grades, 2) 60 or better, and 3) 65 or better. These estimates are based on a variety of sources, including population reports, auction appearances, and personal knowledge. Survival estimates include coins that are raw, certified by PCGS, and certified by other grading services.
Numismatic Rarity converts the Survival Estimate for a particular coin into a number from 1 to 10 (with decimal increments) based on the PCGS Rarity Scale. The higher the number, the more rare the coin.
Relative Rarity By Type
Relative Rarity By Type ranks the rarity of this coin with all other coins of this Type. Lower numbers indicate rarer coins.
Relative Rarity By Series
Relative Rarity By Series ranks the rarity of this coin with all other coins of this Series. Lower numbers indicate rarer coins.
With a mere mintage of 5,174, the 1997 Uncirculated $5 Jackie Robinson Commemorative is the lowest-mintage U.S .commemorative coin produced from 1982 to 2009.
Because of its very low mintage, the 1997 Jackie Robinson Commemorative has always been an extremely popular coin. Coincidentally, it is also the most valuable modern commemorative coin struck from 1982-2009.
The U.S. Mints pre-issue price for the $5 Uncirculated coin was $180 each. After August 15, 1997, the U.S. Mint offered the Uncirculated coin for $205 each. By 1999, the coins were selling for well over $1,000 each! The Mint also produced an uncirculated and proof silver dollar with the Jackie Robinson design.
Finally, the Mint also offered a four-piece set. The four-piece set contained a silver $1 Jackie Robinson uncirculated and proof commemorative coin. It also contained a gold $5 Jackie Robinson uncirculated and proof commemorative coin. The pre-issue price for the four-piece set was $425. After August 15, the four-piece set was priced at $460 by the U.S. Mint.
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