Civil War Battlefield Gold $5

Commemorative Coin Programs

Coin Information

Released on March 31, 1995, this coin was authorized in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the protection of Civil War battlefields.

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Recipient Organization: Civil War Battlefield Foundation

The surcharges received by the Civil War Battlefield Foundation from the coin sales were to be used for preservation of historically significant Civil War battlefields.

Commemorative Coin Surcharges

Commemorative 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.

Characteristics

The obverse design of the coin features a Civil War bugler on horseback sounding out a call to the troops.

The reverse of the coin features the image of a bald eagle holding a banner that reads "Let us Protect and Preserve."

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • 1995

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • FIVE DOLLARS

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: Don Troiani
Reverse
  • Designer: Alfred Maletsky

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Content last reviewed December 12, 2016

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