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1997-W 5 Dollar 1/4-oz Gold Jackie Robinson Commemorative NGC PR69
Golden Anniversary Proof Honors the Man Who Broke Baseball’s Color Barrier
Jackie Robinson is all about intestinal fortitude. It took guts, moxie and above all courage to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. He didn’t just break Baseball’s color barrier that day, he also helped set in motion the end of racial segregation in America.
To pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of Jackie breaking Baseball’s color barrier, the U.S. Mint issued a one-year-only commemorative. These stunning coins capture the courage and dignity of the man – and now you can pay tribute to Jackie as well with this 1997-W $5 Gold Jackie Robinson coin that has been certified, graded and encapsulated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) to be in near-perfect Proof-69 Ultra Cameo (PF69 UC) condition.
As a ball player, Robinson was elite. Despite making his debut when he was 28, he won the Rookie of the Year award, was a six-time All-Star and won the 1949 National League Most Valuable Player Award. He played in six World Series, winning it with the Dodgers in 1955, and was inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1962. Baseball values his legacy so much that it permanently retired his No. 42 number so that no player will ever wear that number again – the first professional athlete in any sport to be so honored. Plus, each year on April 15, EVERY player wears No. 42 on “Jackie Robinson Day.”
As a man, Robinson endured a litany of racial insults and threats of violence. His quiet dignity turned doubters into believers and enemies into allies. His character, his nonviolent stance, and his unquestionable talent turned the notion of racial segregation on its ear. The effect spread from baseball to other aspects of American life where it was a major influence on the civil rights movement.
Without a doubt, this one-year-only release has got all the bases covered. Get your 1997-W $5 Gold Jackie Robinson 50th Anniversary Commemorative today!
- COURAGEOUS DESIGNS CAPTURE ESSENCE OF JACKIE ROBINSON – The obverse of the1997-W U.S. $5 Gold Jackie Robinson Proof shows a three-quarters profile of legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson as he looks to the right. It captures all the energy, vitality and courage Jackie was known for during his lifetime. The coin’s reverse features a baseball with the numbers and words “1919-1972” and “Legacy of Courage” in honor of Jackie’s lifespan and his effect on not just baseball, but America as well.
- STRUCK IN ONE QUARTER OUNCE OF FINE GOLD – The 1997-W U.S. $5 Gold Jackie Robinson was struck in a quarter ounce (8.36 gm) of 90% gold at the U.S. Branch Mint at West Point.
- LEGAL TENDER U.S. COIN – This coin is $5 legal tender in the United States, as shown by the “FIVE DOLLARS” denomination on the coin’s reverse.
- GRADED IN NEAR PERFECT CONDITION – Your 1997-W U.S. $5 Gold Jackie Robinson coin has been graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) to be in Proof-69 Ultra Cameo (PR69 UC) condition, a distinction that means your almost-flawless coin will showcase an impressive full strike and indistinguishable imperfections – well above and beyond the quality of the vast majority of coins in the series.
- LOW EDITION LIMIT – With only 24,072 gold coins ever issued, this is an extremely small edition limit to share among coin collectors, sports enthusiasts and anyone who loves history.
Coin collectors, baseball fans and history buffs have all sought to acquire this coin. Don’t wait – add the 1997-W U.S. $5 Gold Jackie Robinson 50th Anniversary Commemorative to your line-up today.
|Year of Issue||1997|
|Mint Name||West Point - W|
|Coin Weight||8.36 Grams - g|
|Weight||1/4 Ounce - oz|