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1988-W 5 Dollar Gold Seoul Olympiad PCGS MS70 Mercanti Signed
1988-W $5 Gold Seoul Olympiad PCGS Graded Mint State 70
To commemorate the participation of the United States in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, the U.S. Mint struck these $5 gold pieces at the West Point Mint. This example grades Mint State-70 (MS70) by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and is sealed in its holder with the hand-signed signature of John Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver at the U.S. Mint.
Since 1792, there have only been 12 official and prominent Chief Engravers of the U.S. Mint. This prestigious position is highly important as the Chief Engraver oversees the production of all coinage for circulation and for collectors. Mercanti was the Chief Engraver from 2006 to 2010, but started at the Mint in 1974. John Mercanti has produced more coin and medal designs than any employee in United States Mint history (dating back to 1792).
The obverse features Lady Liberty portrayed as Nike the goddess of victory. It was designed by Elizabeth Jones, and the reverse shows a stylized flame beneath the Olympic rings. Designed by Marcel Jovine. Each $5 Gold is struck in 8.36 grams of 90% gold and is 21.6 mm in diameter.
In the Olympics each athlete is in pursuit of a Gold Medal for their country. This is your opportunity to obtain some gold for your own collection! Perfection is key in the Olympics and this coin is no different. It's been graded in perfect MS70 condition.
|Year of Issue||1988|
|Coin Weight||8.36 Grams - g|
|Weight||1/4 Ounce - oz|