Information and History of 1986 $5 Gold Coins
Value of 1986 Five Dollar Gold Coin
The 1986 $5 gold coin is in most cases just a precious metals coin. All that means is that the value of the coin will fluctuate based on the current trading value of gold. This coin weighs a tenth of an ounce. So you can divide the current price of gold by ten to get the precious metal value of this coin. Collectors refer to these as AGE or American Gold Eagles. The United States Mint sells these coins every year. The only change is just the year; the rest of the coin stays the same. Whether we are talking about a coin minted in 1986, 2014, or any other year – you will always see the same features.
The 1986 tenth ounce coin has this written on it: MCMLXXXVI – Liberty – United States of America – E Pluribus Unum – In God We Trust – 1/10 OZ. Fine Gold ~ 5 Dollars – MB JW. The front or obverse of the coin pictures Lady Liberty holding a torch and branch. The back or reverse of the coin has an eagle.
Proof coins were not issued for the five dollar denomination until 1988. If you had a proof coin, it would have a mintmark below the date. Everything else is just a regular minted gold coin.
Right now we are paying at least the full melt value for 1986 $5 AGE coins. Contact us to get an exact offer on your coin or entire collection.