2006-S $5 San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative Uncirculated Gold Coin

Released by the US Mint in 2006 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Old Mint’s survival during the earthquake and fires of 1906 was the 2006-S $5 San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative Uncirculated Gold Coin.

Mintage: 100,000 maximum across all product options
Final Mintage: 17,500
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The building was built starting in 1870 under the supervision of Alfred Bult Mullett, Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department. His forward thinking towards construction proved to be correct when the building was able to survive the earthquakes and fires of San Francisco in 1906. In fact, it was the only financial institution left standing and served as the depository and treasury for the city’s relief fund.

Nicknamed the "Granite Lady," the building is no longer used by the Mint but still serves the public interest.

2006 Old Mint Coins

Four coins were minted in 2006 to commemorate the Old Mint Building’s survival of the 1906 earthquakes and its importance in rebuilding the city after that. Those four coins were:

  • 2006-S $5 San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative Proof Gold Coin
  • 2006-S $5 San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative Uncirculated Gold Coin
  • 2006-S San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar
  • 2006-S San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar

A surcharge was added to the sale of each of these coins with the proceeds going to the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society to help rehabilitate and re-purpose the Old Mint building.

Issue Information

Each Old Mint Gold Coin is struck from 90% gold to the diameter of 0.850 inches.

Release Date

The US Mint released the San Francisco Old Mint Gold Coin on August 15, 2006.

Issue Price

Initial price on the Old Mint Coin was $220.00.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

An ‘S’ mintmark on each gold coin indicates it was struck at the US Mint’s facility in San Francisco.

Designer & Sculptor

Based on an 1869 construction drawing by Supervising Architect A.B. Mullett, the obverse (heads side) contains an image of the Old Mint Building.

The reverse (tails side) features a reproduction of the 1906 Half-Eagle Coronet Liberty eagle reverse, designed by Christian Gobrecht.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $5
Finish: Uncirculated
Composition: 90% gold, 10% alloy
Standard Weight: 8.359 g
Standard Diameter: 0.850 inches
Edge: Reeded

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