1991-W $5 Five Dollar Commemorative Mount Rushmore Gold Coin

90% Gold

  • Lot number 3775962
  • Total bids 11
  • High bid $157.50
  • Remaining time 4d 1h 51m

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The 1991 Mount Rushmore $5 Gold Coin was issued as part of a program authorized to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mount Rushmore National Monument. Along with the gold coin, commemorative silver dollars and half dollars were also issued.

While the other two coins contain prominent depictions of the monument, the obverse of the gold coin is dominated by the image of a bald eagle in flight. The eagles claws hold a chisel and a mallet for sculpting and a ribbon in its peak includes the words “In God We Trust”. At the lower right side of the coin, a small view of Mount Rushmore appears. The inscriptions “Liberty”, “1991”, and an arrangement of six stars completes the obverse design by John Mercanti.

The reverse of the coin is entirely designed in lettering, representing the first such design in the history of United States commemorative coins. Centrally, the words “Mount Rushmore National Memorial” appear in calligraphy. Around the outer rim, the remaining inscriptions are placed “United States of America”, “Five Dollars”, and “E Pluribus Unum”. The reverse was modeled by William Cousins and designed by William Lamb, a calligraphic artist.

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