Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Gold $5
Released on August 28, 1992, this commemorative coin was released in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.
Recipient Organization: Christopher Columbus Fellowship FundSurcharges from coin sales were to be deposited in the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Fund and be available to the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation. The latter was established to encourage and support research, study, and labor designed to produce new discoveries in all fields of endeavor for the benefit of mankind.
Commemorative Coin SurchargesCommemorative coin programs are created by acts of Congress to honor a person, place, or event. Surcharges from the sales of these coins help fund a variety of organizations and projects that benefit the public. Commemorative coins are only available from the United States Mint for a limited time, as specified by public law.
CharacteristicsThe obverse design of the coin features a side profile of Christopher Columbus.
The reverse of the coin features the crest of the Admiral of the Oceans, an honor that was bestowed upon Columbus, and a map overlapping the western Old World with the date 1492.
- CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- FIVE DOLLARS
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: T. James Ferrell
- Designer: Thomas D. Rogers, Sr.