Statue of Liberty gold $5 commemorative coin flawless by design

From the Memory Bank: Perfection in grade a result of U.S. Mint efforts
By , Special to Coin World
Published : 11/10/16
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The fourth factor was the “white-gloves” treatment in coin production. Keenly aware that its coins would have to compete in the marketplace with those produced by other world Mints, the U.S. Mint instituted individualization in the coining room. Each planchet was placed by hand individually on the coining press, struck at least two to three times, removed and individually packaged by hand in the various presentation boxes.

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