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Commemorative Coins

Early United States commemorative coins

The Early United States commemorative coins traditionally begins with the 1892 Colombian Half dollar and extends through the 1954 Booker T. Washington issue. Each of these coins tells a story, sometimes it's a story of an important event or person being commemorated. The profits from the sale of Commemorative coins was often used to fund a specific project. Commemorative coins were a money raising mechanism that was an alternative to raising taxes.

25 Cents Silver (mintage)

50 Cents Silver (mintage)

1 Dollar Silver

1 Dollar Gold

  • Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1903
    • Jefferson (17,375)
    • McKinley (17,375)
  • Lewis and Clark Exposition
    • 1904 (10,025)
    • 1905 (10,041)
  • Panama-Pacific Exposition 1915-S (15,000)
  • Grant Memorial
    • 1922 (5,000)
    • 1922 with star (5,006)
  • McKinley Memorial
    • 1916 (9,977)
    • 1917 (10,000)



Two and a Half Dollars Gold

  • Panama-Pacific Exposition 1915-S (6,749)
  • Sesquicentennial of the United States 1926 (46,019)

Fifty Dollars Gold

  • Panama-Pacific Exposition (Round) 1915-S (483)
  • Panama-Pacific Exposition (Octagonal) 1915-S (645)

See also

Modern Commemoratives

References

A Guide Book of United States Coins by: R.S. Yeoman ISBN 0-7948-1790-4

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