1995-W 5 Dollar Olympic Stadium PCGS MS69 Mercanti Signed

1995-W 5 Dollar Olympic Stadium PCGS MS69 Mercanti Signed
1995-W 5 Dollar Olympic Stadium PCGS MS69 Mercanti Signed 1995-W 5 Dollar Olympic Stadium PCGS MS69 Mercanti Signed 1995-W 5 Dollar Olympic Stadium PCGS MS69 Mercanti Signed 1995-W 5 Dollar Olympic Stadium PCGS MS69 Mercanti Signed
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Historic Olympic Gold Surfaces

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996, the U.S. Mint turned to mint engraver Frank Gasparro, designer of the reverse of the Kennedy Half Dollar, to design the reverse for the 1995-W Olympic Stadium gold coin. Mr. Gasparro created a majestic bald eagle design, with the eagle holding a ribbon reading 1896–1996 in its beak. The obverse features the Olympic Torch and Stadium. The coin, struck in 8.36 grams of 90% gold, went into production at the West Point Mint, and 10,759 were minted, an incredibly small number for an Olympic commemorative. And, it's even harder to find today when signed by John Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver at the U.S. Mint. This example grades Mint State-69 (MS69) by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and Mr. Mercanti's original hand-signed signature on the label is sealed with the coin in the holder. We urge you to call now to secure this prize!

Year of Issue 1995
Country United States
Condition
Graded
Coins that are inspected, evaluated and graded by an independent, third party grading service. After a grade is assigned, each coin is sonically sealed in an acrylic "slab," preserving the coin's condition.
Grade
MS69
The second-highest grade a coin can obtain, based off the internationally accepted 70-point Sheldon grading scale. A distinction of Mint State-69, otherwise known as MS69, means your almost-flawless coin showcases an impressive full strike and indistinguishable imperfections. With quality well above of the majority of coins in their respective series, many collectors prefer MS69-graded coins for their balance of collector status and affordability.
Pedigree
Mercanti Signed
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. John 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). He designed the reverse of the Silver Eagle and the obverse of the Platinum Eagle that has been struck in proof condition annually since 1997. He designed quite a few modern gold and silver commemoratives in addition to five states in the States Quarter Program. As a testament to his legacy at the U.S. Mint, the coin's label prominently features his hand-signed signature.
Denomination 5.00
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name
West Point - W
Built in 1937 and located near the U.S. Military Academy in New York, the West Point Mint began as a silver bullion depository. Then, from 1973 to 1986, the location was home to cent production with gold medallions joining the line in 1980. The facility was finally established as an official United States Branch Mint in 1988, and today the West Point Mint is home to the production of Gold, Silver and Platinum Eagles in both Proof and Uncirculated conditions.
U.S. Mint
Created by the United States Congress through the Coinage Act of 1792, the United States Mint opened its first building in Philadelphia in 1793. Today, the U.S. Mint strikes circulating coins, as well as special collector coins and sets at the "Mother Mint" of Philadelphia and the branch mints of Denver, San Francisco and West Point.
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