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What are some different types of souvenir coins?

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Some types of recently created souvenir coins include the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar, the 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar and coins from the 2016 Mark Twain series. People buy commemorative coins to remember and honour events, people, places or government institutions.

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The United States Mint created the Mark Twain collection to remember an important historical character. The $5 and silver dollar coins feature portraits of Mark Twain with the inscription "Liberty." There is a large number of commemorative coins honoring several historical figures, many of which are American presidents. These include the 2009 Lincoln Childhood D Roll, the 2015 Kennedy Half Dollar "D" Roll and the coins featured in the Jacqueline Kennedy First Lady Collection. The American Mint also circulated commemorative Medal of Honor coins, such as the 2011 collection created to remember anyone who fought against enemies of the United States.

Coins remembering important sport events are popular souvenir coins. Examples of sport coins include the Kansas City Royals 2015 Champions Silver Coin Ornament, the Dallas Cowboys 2015 Game Coin and the Cleveland Cavaliers 2015 Eastern Conference Champions Silver Mint Coin. Some people like gifting souvenir coins for special occasions such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries, graduations and mother's or father's day.

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