2007-W $5 Jamestown Commemorative Proof Gold Coin

The 2007-W $5 Jamestown Commemorative Proof Gold Coin is one of four coins issued by the US Mint in 2007 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.

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Final Mintage: 47, 123
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Coming aboard three ships, the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery, 105 settlers landed and would establish what would become the first permanent settlement of Europeans in territory that would one day become the United States.

Surcharges added to the sale of each coin were forwarded to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Secretary of the Interior and the Association for Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. Funds were to be used to promote and support the 400th anniversary celebrations of the founding.

2007 Jamestown Coins

A total of four commemorative coins were issued by the US Mint in 2007 to help celebrate the founding of Jamestown which occurred 400 years earlier. Those coins included:

  • 2007-W $5 Jamestown Commemorative Proof Gold Coin
  • 2007-W $5 Jamestown Commemorative Uncirculated Gold Coin
  • 2007-P Jamestown Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar
  • 2007-P Jamestown Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar

The modern commemorative era of coins from the US Mint started in 1982. Since then, over $400 million has been raised through surcharges added to the sale of the commemoratives. Those funds were then forwarded to organizations dictated by the legislation which authorized each coin.

Issue Information

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

Release Date

The US Mint released the Jamestown Gold Coin on January 7, 2007.

Issue Price

Initial price on the Proof Jamestown Coin was $255.00.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

A ‘W’ mintmark on each gold coin indicates it was struck at the US Mint’s facility in West Point.

Designer & Sculptor

Designed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver John Mercanti, the obverse (heads side) shows Jamestown settler Captain John Smith with the Native American chief Powhatan.

The reverse (tails side) shows the remains of the Jamestown Memorial Church, the only structure which has survived to this day from the settlement. It was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Master Designer Susan Gamble and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart.

Coin Specifications

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

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