How Much Does a $5 Gold Coin Weigh?


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The $5 American Eagle bullion coin weighs 0.1091 troy ounces, equivalent to 0.1197 ounces. It is 0.65 inches in diameter and depicts a walking Lady Liberty on the front and an eagle family on the back. It contains 0.1 troy ounce of gold.

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The American Eagle bullion coins have been minted since 1986. Available through the U.S. Mint, the collector version of the coin is proof, a sharply struck and highly polished version of the coin. They contain 22-karat gold, which means 91.67 percent of each coin is gold. Issued in weights of one ounce, a half ounce, a quarter ounce and a 10th of an ounce, they bear face values of $50, $25, $10 and $5 respectively. They are legal tender at their face value.

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