1986 $5 Gold Eagle NGC MS69

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Roman Numerals Signed by U.S. Mint Director David Ryder

From 1986-1991 the date on all American Gold Eagles was shown in Roman numerals. This historic and highly coveted first year of issue coin issued in 1986 displays the date MCMLXXXVI. We showcase the coin in MS69 condition signifying it is fully struck with nearly imperceptible imperfections.


David Ryder U.S. Mint Director Signature

In addition to the sought-after MS69 grade these coins have the genuine hand signature of David Ryder, one of only 37 people to have served in the esteemed position of Director of the U.S. Mint since its founding in 1792. David J. Ryder served as both 34th and 39th Director of the United States Mint. Named one of Coin World’s Most Influential People, Ryder brought many exciting modern coins to the marketplace, greatly enhancing the tradition of U.S. coin collecting with his leadership. He oversaw the most popular U.S. Mint releases of recent memory, including the 75th Anniversary of World War II, Type 2 Silver Eagle, and Gold Eagle, as well as the 100th Anniversary Morgan and Peace Dollars. Certified Certificates of Authenticity signed by David Ryder have sold for up to $14,000!


First year of issue coin

Collectors place a special value on firsts

Original design with Roman Numerals

Only issued 1986 - 1991

Hand signed by David Ryder, two-term Director of the U.S. Mint

First fractional $5 Gold Eagle



  • Date: 1986
  • Metal: gold
  • Weight: 1/10 oz
  • Purity: .9167
  • Diameter:16.5 mm
  • Thickness: 1.19 mm
  • Condition: NGC MS69


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