Starting in 1984, the US Mint began producing $5 gold commemorative coins to celebrate people, places or events that have had a significant impact on the United States. Known as “Modern commemoratives” or “Modern commems”, these $5 gold coins are legal tender United States money, and are produced to the same standards as the $5 gold coins that circulated throughout the United States until the 1930s. Containing just under a quarter ounce of pure gold at .2419 ounces of gold, these beautiful coins are a very convenient size. With a relatively low premium relative to their actual gold weight, as well as their legal tender status, they offer an affordable and smart way to invest in gold.
PLEASE NOTE: The coin pictured is just an example of the type of coin you might receive. Modern commemorative $5 gold coins come in a variety of designs, so the coin you receive may differ from the coin pictured. Coins will ship in their original US Mint capsule only — they will not include original US Mint packaging.