Statue of Liberty Gold $5

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

This coin was first struck on October 18, 1985 with production continuing through 1986. The Statue of Liberty gold coin was authorized in commemoration of the centennial of the Statue of Liberty.

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Recipient Organization: Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.

As specified in Public Law 99-61, the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. was to use the funds collected from coin sale surcharges to restore and renovate the Statue of Liberty and the facilities used for immigration at Ellis Island and to establish an endowment that would ensure the continued upkeep and maintenance of these monuments.

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 close-up view of Liberty.

The reverse features a design of an eagle in flight.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • 1986

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • FIVE DOLLARS

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

  • Designer: Elizabeth Jones

Related Information

Content last reviewed December 12, 2016

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