Information and History of 1987 $5 Gold Coins
Value of 1987 Five Dollar Gold Coin
The 1987 $5 gold coin is for the most part just valued for its bullion. All that means is that the value of the coin will change based on the current melt 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 produces these coins every year. The only change is just the year; the style of the coin stays the same. It doesn’t matter if the coin is from 1987, 2010, or any other year – you will always see the same features.
The 1987 tenth ounce coin has the following text: MCMLXXXVII – 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 a woman (Lady Liberty) holding a torch and branch. The back or reverse of the coin has a family of eagles.
You can see from the mintage numbers at the top of the page that no proofs were issued for 1987 $5 gold coins. Proof coins have a mint mark below the date. Regular issue coins do not have a mintmark.
Right now we are paying at least the full melt value for 1987 $5 AGE coins. Contact us to get an exact offer on your coin or entire collection.