Jackie Robinson Commemorative Gold Five Dollar Coin

Commemorative Coins

Background

Authorized Mintage

Not more than 100,000 gold five dollar coins and not more than 200,000 silver dollar coins.

Availability

Coins were available for sale between August 16, 1997 and August 16, 1998.

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Recipient Organization: Jackie Robinson Foundation

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the coins were paid to the Jackie Robinson Foundation to support educational and leadership programs and scholarships.

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

Obverse design: Depicts Robinson in his later years as a civil rights leader and political activist.

Reverse design: A baseball design, with the years of Robinson's life, 1919-1972, and the inscription, "Legacy of Courage," in the center.

Obverse Inscriptions

• JACKIE ROBINSON
• IN GOD WE TRUST
• 1997
• LIBERTY

Reverse Inscriptions

• UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
• 1919-1972 LEGACY OF COURAGE
• E PLURIBUS UNUM
• FIVE DOLLARS

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: William Cousins
Reverse
  • Sculptor: James Peed

Related Information

Content last reviewed June 1, 2016