Information and History of 1997 $5 Gold Coins
Value of 1997 Five Dollar Gold Coin
The 1997 $5 gold coin is for the most part just a precious metals product. All that means is that the value of the coin will be different 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 rest of the design remains unchanged. The coin can be from 1997, 2004, or any other year – you will always see the same features.
The 1997 tenth ounce coin has the following text: 1997 – Liberty – United States of America – E Pluribus Unum – In God We Trust – 1/10 OZ. Fine Gold ~ 5 Dollars – MB JW. The back or reverse of the coin pictures a flying eagle. The front or obverse of the coin has a woman (Lady Liberty) holding a branch and torch.
1997-W $5 Gold American Eagle Proof: At the top right of this webpage you can see where there were 34,977 $5 proof gold coins struck by the U.S. Mint in 1997. Check to see if there is a small raised W under the year on your coin. Proofs have the P; regular issue coins do not. The mintmark is the only difference between the two types of coins.
Right now we are paying at least the full melt value for 1997 $5 AGE coins. Contact us to get an exact offer on your coin or entire collection.