San Francisco Old Mint Gold
- San Francisco Old Mint Gold
Country = United States
Denomination = Dollar
Value = 5
Unit = U.S. Dollar
Mass = 8.359
Diameter = .850 Inches
Thickness = ?
Edge = Reeded
Composition = 90%Gold/10%Alloy
Years of Minting = 2006
Catalog Number = ?
Obverse = 2006 San Fran Gold $5 prf obv.jpg
Obverse Design = The "Granite Lady" San Francisco Old Mint. Inscriptions: '1906-2006', 'Liberty', E Pluribus Unum' & 'San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Centennial'
Obverse Designer = Charles L. Vickers
Obverse Design Date = 2006
Reverse = 2006 San Fran Gold $5 prf rev.jpg
Reverse Design = A replica of the 1906 Half-Eagle Coronet Liberty eagle reverse. Inscriptions: 'United States of America', 'In God We Trust', & 'Five D.'
Reverse Designer = Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Design Date = 2006
In 2006, the United States Mint released a gold five dollar commemorative coin which commemorates the 100th year after the old San Francisco mint survived an earthquake.The mint also played a part in the city's recovery after the earthquake, providing shelter for many as it was one of the only buildings left standing.
The coin was minted as both a proof coin and an uncirculated coin, and is no longer available directly from the United States Mint. On June 15, 2006 President George W. Bush signed Public Law 109-230, legislation authorizing the production of the 2006 San Francisco $5 commemorative gold coin as well as its $1 silver counterpart. The production of the $5 denomination was limited to a maximum mintage of 100,000 coins, but separate mintage figures for each of the proof and uncirculated coins have not yet been released. The $1 silver version was limited to only 500,000 coins, both in proof and uncirculated products, but distinct mintage figures for both products has not been officially stated.
Coin Finishes: proof, and uncirculated
Maximum Mintage: 100,000 - The final mintages were 16,938 uncirculated, and 47,275 proof.
U.S. Mint Facility: San Francisco (S)
Public Law: 109-230
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