Early United States commemorative coins

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York commemorative half dollar, obverse
Norfolk commemorative half dollar, reverse

The Early United States commemorative coins traditionally begins with the 1892 Colombian Half dollar and extends through the 1954 Booker T. Washington issue. The profits from the sale of commemorative coins was often used to fund a specific project. Commemorative coins were a money raising mechanism that provided an alternative to raising taxes.

25 Cents Silver (mintage)

50 Cents Silver (mintage)

Sesquicentennial of American Independence Half Dollar
Boone half dollar, obverse
Boone half dollar, reverse

1 Dollar Silver

1 Dollar Gold

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[edit]

Modern United States commemorative coins

Further reading[edit]

Richard S. Yeoman. A Guide Book of United States Coins. ISBN 978-0-7948-3148-6

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1937 Roanoke Half Dollar