1997-W Jackie Robinson $5 Commemorative Gold ~ Superb Proof

This coin will ship in a plastic flip. It does not include the box or COA. Hence the seriously low price!

Proof Final Mintage: 24,072

The Jackie Robinson Commemorative coins were issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first acceptance of a black player in a major league baseball game.

The obverse of the gold coin features a portrait of Robinson in his older years, when he was active in civil rights politics. The inscriptions read “Jackie Robinson”, the date “1997”, “In God We Trust”, and “Liberty”. The reverse of the coin features a baseball with the words “Legacy of Courage” and the dates of his birth and death “1919-1972”. Additional inscriptions read “United States of America”, “E Pluribus Unum”, and “Five Dollars”.

The Jackie Robinson $5 Gold Commemorative Coin was available in proof or uncirculated versions with a maximum authorized mintage of 100,000 coins. Collectors ultimately purchased 24,072 proof coins and 5,174 uncirculated coins. Due to the relatively disappointment sales results, an attempt was made to extend the sales offering period, but the proposal was rejected. The coins had been available for sale from August 16, 1997 to August 16, 1998.

Pin It Fancy