5 Dollars Civil War Battlefield Preservation

5 Dollars (Civil War Battlefield Preservation) - obverse5 Dollars (Civil War Battlefield Preservation) - reverse

© U S Mint

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1995
Value 5 Dollars (5 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Gold (.900)
Weight 8.359 g
Diameter 21.6 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number
N#
92576
References KM# 256
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Civil War Battlefields

Obverse

A Civil War bugler on horseback sounding out a call to the troops.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LIBERTY
IN GOD WE TRUST
W
1995

Engraver: Don Troiani

Reverse

A bald eagle perched on a shield with olive baches and arrows in its claws and holding a banner in its beak that reads "Let us Protect and Preserve."

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
E PLURIBUS UNUM
FIVE DOLLARS

Engraver: Alfred Maletsky

Alfred Maletsky was born in 1943 in Easton, Pennsylvania, United States. He is an American sculptor and has been working on the United States Mint in Philadelphia since 1993. In 2001 he won the Coin of the Year Award for his design of the New Jersey State Quarter. Alfred worked in the advertising art department Philadelphia Evening Bulletin from 1969 - 1975. He was a Sculptor at The Franklin Mint from 1976 - 1992. Now is a sculptor and engraver at The United States Mint in Philadelphia since 1993.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

W United States Mint of West Point, United States (1973-date)

Comments

Released on March 31, 1995, this coin was authorized in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the protection of Civil War battlefields.

The surcharges received by the Civil War Battlefield Foundation from the coin sales were to be used for the preservation of historically significant Civil War battlefields.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1995 W 12 735 37%
1995 W 55 246 85% Proof

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