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Commems Collection Modern: 1987 US Constitution Bicentennial

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 Posted 01/22/2022  07:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@All: Thanks for stopping by and engaging - always appreciated!


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 Posted 01/22/2022  9:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BadDog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I really enjoy the deisgn of the gold $5 coin. I'm starting to consider researching that modern denomination to discover if there is a compelling reason to collect them.


IMHO it's a nice series to collect. You can collect uncirculated or proof versions or both if you want. Early coins (1980s) mintages are higher than the recent coins, which generally have low (some less than 3000) mintages. The 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness coin, although IMO not one of the better designs, has, I believe, the unique distinction of being the only 18k gold US coin. As is the case with dollar and half dollar modern commemoratives, the designs for the half eagles can be hit or miss. My personal favorite is the 2016 Mark Twain.
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 Posted 01/23/2022  06:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness coin, although IMO not one of the better designs, has, I believe, the unique distinction of being the only 18k gold US coin


I was not aware of that - appreciate you sharing that information BadDog.

A Google search along the lines of 'listing of US $5 commemorative coins' reveals several pages of sellers of these coins - but not a simple chronological summary of the series with basic information such as date, mintage, paragraph summary of the topic and photographs.

Can anyone suggest an appropriate reference? I'd use commems but he's busy on other topics.

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 Posted 01/23/2022  07:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Can anyone suggest an appropriate reference? I'd use commems but he's busy on other topics.

What is this "Busy on other topics" of which you speak?

Here's a reliable list, from PCGS Coin Facts:

- Modern Gold Commemoratives


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 Posted 01/23/2022  08:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@commems - Thank you for the PCGS hyperlink, thats what I was looking for to begin browsing the series.

My dog-eared and well hand notated A Guide Book of United States Commemorative Coins ends at the 2007 issues.

Interesting that there are only three members of the $10 gold commemorative series. That would be a pretty quick short set to complete.


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What is this "Busy on other topics" of which you speak?


I thought perhaps that you might be compiling all of your commems collection topics into the first draft of the forthcoming book.
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 Posted 01/23/2022  12:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BadDog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Interesting that there are only three members of the $10 gold commemorative series.

There are only 3 different designs for the commemorative gold Eagles (1984 Olympics, 2000 Library of Congress and 2003 First Flight), but if you collect the proof coins and care about mint marks, then the Olympic coins were minted at all 4 mints P,D,S and W (BTW, I believe this is unique for US Mint coins as well. A proof version of the coin minted at all active US Mint facilities at the time). The Library of Congress coin is also, I believe, unique in that it is the only US Mint bi-metallic coin (platinum and gold) issued to date.


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Here's a reliable list, from PCGS Coin Facts:

PCGS information is typically pretty good, but you might want to take a look at the Mint's websites: Commemorative Coin Programs and Historical Commemorative Coin Sales Figures
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 Posted 01/24/2022  09:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add livingwater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 2018 Breast Cancer gold coin is more than 18K. 18K is 75% gold, the coin is 85% gold.
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 Posted 01/24/2022  09:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The 2018 Breast Cancer gold coin is more than 18K. 18K is 75% gold, the coin is 85% gold.

This is correct.

The coin's authorizing legislation specified "pink gold" with a gold content of at least 75%. The production coin's composition met this criteria as it was 85% gold, 14.8% copper and 0.2% zinc.


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 Posted 01/24/2022  10:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I inherited a 1987 set from my stepdad. Also inherited a 1984 Olympic set with first gold coin US minted since 1933. I won't sell them, pass them on to my daughter.
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The 2018 Breast Cancer gold coin is more than 18K. 18K is 75% gold, the coin is 85% gold.


My mistake 18/24=.75 not .85 . Even so, the BCA half eagle is still, I believe, unique at this composition versus all other US gold coins which I think are either .9 or .9999
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 Posted 01/24/2022  3:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add livingwater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No problem. Yes it is unique with its metals composition to try and get the pinkish hue. I bought one for my wife when it was released since she's a breast cancer survivor. I thought the price was high but gold has gone up since then. Melt value still less than what I paid but it's a collectable.
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 Posted 01/24/2022  11:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hokiefan_82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the informative post, commems. Though I no longer collect modern gold commemoratives, the Constitution Bicentennial $5 commemorative was among my favorites.
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I had been collecting the $5 gold commemoratives but have only purchased one in the past few years due to the spot gold spike. The Jacky Robinson uncurculated had been the key but some of the more recent issues may have less mintages.
Where can I find mintage #'s for these coins?

Breast Cancer example as we have been discussing them.



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 Posted 01/25/2022  07:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Where can I find mintage #'s for these coins?

Here's are two links to the latest info from the US Mint:

- Historical Modern Commemorative Mintage/Sales Figures

- US Mint: Cumulative Sales Figures/Reports






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 Posted 01/25/2022  11:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add muddler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@commems, thanks for the link. As I see the 2019 American legion unc. $5 has the lowest mintage of the $5 series to date exceeding the Boys town $5 by 10 units.
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