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UNITED STATES 5 DOLLARS
GOLD BULLION COINS
(1986-DATE)

In 1986, the United States began striking gold bullion coins with a face value of $5 and a net weight of 1/10 ounce of pure gold.  The value of these coins is intended to be tied directly to their metal value, although some low-mintage years and all of the Proof versions fetch premium prices.

From 1986-1991, Roman numerals represent the date; from 1992 on, Arabic numerals are used.  Proof versions did not appear until 1988.  From 1988-1993, responsibility for producing Proofs fell to the Philadelphia Mint; beginning in 1994, Proof production moved to West Point.  Proof versions bear mintmarks; Uncirculated versions do not.

Proof coins may be ordered by the general public directly from the Mint.  Uncirculated coins are distributed by selected representatives, who make them available to the secondary market.

Designer:
Obverse - Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse - Miley Busiek

Diameter: 16.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 91.7%
Silver - 3.0%
Copper - 5.3% 

Weight: 3.39 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mints:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
West Point, New York

Available dates/mintmarks:
1986 
1987 
1988 
1988-P 
1989 
1989-P 
1990 
1990-P 
1991 
1991-P 
1992 
1992-P
1993 
1993-P
1994 
1994-W 
1995 
1995-W
1996 
1996-W
1997 
1997-W
1998 
1998-W 
1999 
1999-W - Some Uncs. were made from unfinished Proof dies
2000 
2000-W
2001 
2001-W
2002 
2002-W
2003
2003-W
2004
2004-W
2005
2005-W