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1992-W $5 Columbus (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS69
PCGS #:
9666
Diameter:
21.60 millimeters
Designer:
T. James Ferrell/Thomas D. Rogers
Weight:
8.36 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
24,329
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$748 • NGC MS70 • 11-22-2009 • Heritage
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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.