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1989-W Congress Bicentennial $5 Gold Commemorative Proof NGC PF70 UC

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1989-W Congress Bicentennial $5 Gold Commemorative Proof NGC PF70 UC

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Why add the perfectly graded $5 Gold Commemorative Proof celebrating the 1989 Bicentennial of Congress to your collection?

1989 marks the 200th Anniversary of the operation of Congress under the U.S. Constitution. To celebrate the milestone, the U.S. Mint offered a series of three commemorative coins, illustrating six different images related to the Capitol building and its sculptural adornments. Surcharges from the sale of the coins were dedicated to the Capitol Preservation Fund. This $5 Gold Commemorative Proof, struck at the West Point Mint from 0.242 Troy oz. of fine gold, has a reported final mintage of 164,690.

Beautiful patriotic designs by John Mercanti

The obverse features a highly detailed image of the dome of the Capitol building, with "LIBERTY" curving above. Additional inscriptions include "IN GOD WE TRUST," the anniversary dates "1789-1789," and the "W" Mint mark of West Point.

The reverse design replicates the gilded wood "Eagle and Shield" sculpture that adorns the dais in the Old Senate Chamber, surrounded by the inscriptions "BICENTENNIAL OF THE CONGRESS," "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," and "FIVE DOLLARS."

Perfect Proof 70 Ultra Cameo

This perfectly struck commemorative proof, designated Ultra Cameo, was produced by multiple strikes using highly polished dies and blanks, resulting in an exceptional frosted design with a mirrored background. The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this 1989-W Congress Bicentennial $5 Gold Commemorative Proof a perfect Proof 70.

Make this impressive 1998 Gold Proof that celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the U.S. Congress the next addition to your collection of commemoratives!


Year of Issue:1989
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:W
Branch:West Point
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:PF70
Designation:UC
Finish:Proof
Composition:Gold
Purity:0.9
Weight in Grams:7.52 g
Weight in Ounces:.2419 oz
Diameter:21.6 mm
Thickness:1.75 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:5
Mintage:164,690
Reverse Designer/Engraver:John M. Mercanti
Obverse Designer/Engraver:John M. Mercanti