2007-W $5 Jamestown Commemorative Uncirculated Gold Coin

The 2007-W $5 Jamestown Commemorative Uncirculated Gold Coin was issued by the United States Mint to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.

Mintage: 100,000 maximum across all product options
Final Mintage: 18,623
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105 settlers arrived aboard three ships, the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery, to create the first permanent settlement of Europeans in territory that would one day become the United States. Captain John Smith, one of histories most famous settlers, was among these individuals.

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Secretary of the Interior and the Association for Preservation of Virginia Antiquities were all recipients of funds raised by the US Mint on sales of these coins through surcharges.

2007 Jamestown Coins

The United States Mint issued a total of four coins in 2007 to celebrate the founding of the Jamestown colony back in 1607. Those four coins were:

  • 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

Surcharges have been added by the US Mint to sales of commemorative coins since the modern commemorative era began in 1982. Since then, over $400 million has been raised and forwarded to the selected organizations.

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 Uncirculated Jamestown Coin was $245.00.

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

Jamestown settler Captain John Smith is shown conversing with the Native American chief Powhatan on the obverse (heads side) of the coin. It was designed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver John Mercanti.

The remains of the Jamestown Memorial Church is shown on the reverse (tails side) of the coin. It is the only structure which has survived to this day from the settlement. The reverse 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: Uncirculated
Composition: 90% gold, 10% alloy
Standard Weight: 8.359 g
Standard Diameter: 0.850 inches
Edge: Reeded

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