Gold Commemoratives
1926 Sesquicentennial $2.50PCGS MS-64 $ 575
1915 S PAN PACIFIC Panama-Pacific  G$1NGC MS-64 605
1926 AMERICA SESQUI Sesquicentennial  $2.50NGC MS-62 400
1926 Sesquicentennial $2.50PCGS MS-64 520
1903 McKinley G$1PCGS MS-64 575
1915-S Panama-Pacific G$1PCGS MS-65+ 1265
1915-S Panama-Pacific G$1PCGS MS-65 890
1904 Lewis and Clark G$1PCGS MS-65 2960
1915 S PAN PACIFIC Panama-Pacific  G$1NGC MS-66 1340
1917 McKinley G$1PCGS MS-66 1380
1916 McKinley G$1PCGS MS-66 1005
1904 Lewis and Clark G$1PCGS MS-66 5750

Silver Commemoratives
Pan-Pac  50CPCGS MS-64 $ 920
Spanish T  50CPCGS MS-65 1120
Lexington  50CPCGS MS-66 475
BTW 1949 50CPCGS MS-67 1350
BTW 1948-S 50CPCGS MS-67 890
Bridgeport  50CPCGS MS-67 860
1936 S OREGON Oregon  50CNGC MS-68 3450


Commemorative coins have been popular since the days of the Greeks and Romans. These early pieces were struck to record and honor important historical events.

The popular, early United States Commemoratives with a few exceptions all have real historical significance. These records of fact presented on our gold and silver issues appeal to the collector favoring the historical side of numismatics. These special issues are usually struck to commemorate events or to help pay for monuments or celebrations commemorating historical persons, places or things. Most originally sold for a premium price over the coin's face value. Each issue has the standard weight and fineness of the traditional gold and silver coin and are legal tender.

The early silver commemorative coins are collected by major types (50 piece silver set) or in sets with each mint mark varity. The more sophisticated collector acquires one each (144 pieces) for all years and mint mark varieties issued. This complete set consists one quarter, Isabella Quarter, one dollar, Lafayette Dollar, and 142 historical half dollars. A limited number of proof strikings or presentation pieces were struck for some of these issues.

The most widely collected early gold commemoratives are the 9 one dollar gold issues and the 2 two and one half dollar issues. In addition to these 11 pieces, there is the $50 gold round and octagonal issues often referred to as "slugs". These coins have low mintages, 483 and 645 respectively, and sell for prices in the 5 to 6 figure range for high quality examples.

The government is continuing the tradition of issuing commemoratives in clad, silver and gold. The denominations include the half dollar, silver dollar and $5 gold piece. All honor people, places and special events as done with the earlier issues.