With all of the recent attention to new Mint offerings like the Burnished Gold, Silver, Platinum Eagle coins and First Spouse coins, its easy to overlook the regular Commemorative coins. A post from Dave Harper on Buzz reminded me of this year’s two Commemorative coin programs.
His post indicates that coins from the current two programs will only remain available until December 14. I will use the next two posts to take a look at this year’s Commemorative series while they are still available from the Mint.
The first program for this year was the Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative. Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in North America. The program includes a silver dollar and a $5 gold coin.
The silver dollar features “Three Faces of Diversity” on the obverse, representing the three cultures that came together at Jamestown. The reverse features the three ships that brought settlers to the colony. The $5 gold coin features Captain John Smith greeting a Native American on the obverse. The reverse shows the Jamestown Memorial Church, the only remaining original structure of the colony.
The gold coins are for sale at the Mint for $255 for the proof version and $245 for uncirculated. The silver dollars are available for $39 for the proof and $35 for the uncirculated.
The program authorizes a maximum of 100,000 $5 Gold coins and 500,000 Silver Dollars to be produced. The maximum covers both versions of the coin. To date, approximately 63,312 gold coins and 320,098 silver dollars have been sold (including those issued with the American Legacy Set).
If you have been thinking about adding this coin to your collection, act soon while they are still available directly from the Mint.