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 Columbian Half dollar and extends through the 1954 Booker T. Washington issue.[citation needed] 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

50 Cents Silver

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

Fifty Dollars Gold

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

See also


  1. ^ 1937 Roanoke Half Dollar
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