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Early Commemoratives

With few exceptions, all UNITED STATES commemoratives have a real historical significance. These special coins were usually issued either to commemorate events or to help pay for monuments or celebrations that commemorate historical persons, places or things. Such a record of fact is artistically presented on our gold and silver memorial issues. These special coins are popularly collected by type. Call for availability of sets.
 
Early Commemoratives
DATE SELECT BU
MS-60
CHOICE BU
MS-63
CHOICE BU+
MS-64
0 1893 Isabella Quarter
365.00  
520.00  
575.00  
Souvenir quarter dollar petitioned for by the Board of Lady Managers of the Columbian expo.
 
1921 Alabama 2x2
325.00  
450.00  
545.00  
The figure 22 shows the state of Alabama is the 22nd state of the union.
 
0 1921 Alabama
205.00  
350.00  
385.00  
Struck for the centennial of Alabama in 1919
 
1936 Albany
230.00  
255.00  
280.00  
250th anniversary of the granting of a charter to the city of Albany, NY.
 
0 1937 Antietam
605.00  
665.00  
730.00  
Commemorates the famous battle of 1862.
 
1935-1939 Arkansas
100.00  
110.00  
120.00  
Marks the 100th date of admission of Arkansas into the union.
 
0 1936-S Bay Bridge
150.00  
165.00  
185.00  
Special souvenir for the opening of the San Francisco Bay Bridge.
 
1934-1938 Boone
145.00  
160.00  
175.00  
Commemorates the 200th birthday anniversary of the famous frontiersman.
 
0 1936 Bridgeport
126.00  
138.00  
155.00  
100th anniversary of the incorporation of the city of Bridgeport, CT.
 
1925-S California Jubilee
200.00  
220.00  
245.00  
75th anniversary of the admission of California into the union.
 
0 1936 Cincinnati
305.00  
365.00  
405.00  
Stuck to commemorate Cincinnati, OH as a center of music.
 
1936 Cleveland
110.00  
120.00  
135.00  
Commemorates the 100th celebration of Cleveland, OH on the occasion of the Great Lakes Expo.
 
0 1936 Columbia
215.00  
235.00  
255.00  
Helped finance celebrations marking the sesquicentennial of the founding of Columbia in 1786.
 
1892 Columbian
30.00  
60.00  
68.00  
Our first commemorative coins sold during the World's Columbian Expo in Chicago in 1893.
 
0 1893 Columbian
30.00  
55.00  
62.00  
1935 Connecticut
220.00  
245.00  
270.00  
300th anniversary of the founding of the Colony of Connecticut.
 
0 1936 Delaware
245.00  
270.00  
298.00  
300th anniversary of the landing of the Swedes in Delaware.
 
1936 Elgin
190.00  
210.00  
235.00  
100th anniversary of the founding of Elgin, IL. 1673 on obverse of the coin refers to year in which Joliet & Marquette entered Illinois.
 
0 1936 Gettysburg
495.00  
545.00  
600.00  
Commemorates the Battle of Gettysburg, PA.
 
1922 Grant with Star
1245.00  
1420.00  
1565.00  
100th birthday souvenir of Ulysses S Grant.
 
0 1922 Grant no star
120.00  
135.00  
150.00  
Star has no real significance but was removed.
 
1928 Hawaiian
2200.00  
2420.00  
2950.00  
Stuck to commemorate the discovery of the Hawaiian Islands by Captain James Cook.
 
0 1935 Hudson
745.00  
850.00  
935.00  
Marks the 150th date of the founding of Hudson, NY names after Hendrik Hudson.
 
1924 Huguenot-Walloon
135.00  
150.00  
165.00  
New Netherlands, now New York, was founded by a group of Dutch colonists and Walloons settling in the New World.
 
0 1936 Iowa
91.00  
101.00  
112.00  
100th anniversary of Iowa's statehood.
 
1925 Lexington-Concord
85.00  
95.00  
105.00  
The two famous battles fought in 1775 are commemorated.
 
0 1918 Lincoln-Illinois
150.00  
175.00  
190.00  
100th anniversary of Illinois's statehood.
 
1936 Long Island
88.00  
97.00  
107.00  
Marks the 300th anniversary of the 1st white settlement on Long Island which was a Jamaica Bay by Dutch colonists.
 
0 1936 Lynchburg
226.00  
250.00  
275.00  
Commemorates the issue of a charter to the city of Lynchburg, VA in 1786.
 
1920 Maine
145.00  
160.00  
180.00  
100th anniversary which was celebrated in Portland, ME.
 
0 1934 Maryland
145.00  
160.00  
180.00  
300th anniversary of the founding of the Maryland colony of Cecil Calvert.
 
1921 Missouri 2x4
690.00  
1015.00  
1085.00  
5
0 1921 Missouri no 2x4
520.00  
675.00  
740.00  
Marks the 100th date of the state of Missouri into the union.
 
1923-S Monroe
77.00  
85.00  
105.00  
The motion picture industry promoted this coin at an expo in 1923.
 
0 1938 New Rochelle
335.00  
365.00  
405.00  
Observes the founding of New Rochelle, NY by French Huguenots in 1688.
 
1936 Norfolk
325.00  
360.00  
400.00  
Marks the 300th anniversary of the original Norfolk, VA land grant and 200th anniversary of the establishment of the borough.
 
0 1926-1939 Oregon Trail
165.00  
185.00  
205.00  
Struck in commemoration of the Oregon Trail, in memory of the pioneers, many of whom died along the famous highway of history.
 
1915-S Panama-Pacific
485.00  
535.00  
640.00  
Sold during the expo held in San Francisco in celebration of the opening of the Panama Canal.
 
0 1920 Pilgrim
90.00  
99.00  
109.00  
Commemorates the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, MA.
 
1921 Pilgrim
190.00  
210.00  
235.00  
Commemorates the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, MA.
 
0 1936 Rhode Island
95.00  
105.00  
116.00  
300th anniversary of the founding of Providence, RI. Although no mention of this city is found on the coin.
 
1937 Roanoke
190.00  
205.00  
230.00  
Partly commemorates the birth of the first white child born on the American continent.
 
0 1936 Robinson-Arkansas
120.00  
135.00  
150.00  
Commemorates the state of Arkansas centennial. The Reverse is actually the side with the portrait.
 
1935-S San Diego
99.00  
110.00  
120.00  
Souvenir half dollar for the San Diego, CA Pacific Exposition.
 
0 1935-D San Diego
110.00  
125.00  
140.00  
1926 Sesquicentennial
90.00  
105.00  
118.00  
Issues to help raise funds for a fair to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
 
0 1935 Spanish Trail
1120.00  
1230.00  
1355.00  
Commemorates the 400th anniversary of the overland trek of the Cabeza da Vaca Expo.
 
1925 Stone Mountain
66.00  
73.00  
80.00  
Funds received from this sale were devoted to the expense of carving figures of Confederate leaders and soldiers on Stone Mountain in GA.
 
0 1934-1938 Texas
140.00  
155.00  
170.00  
Commemorates the independence of Texas. Common Type Coin.
 
1925 Fort Vancouver
355.00  
390.00  
430.00  
Sale of the coins helped to finance the pageant staged for the celebration of the building of the fort on the Columbia River.
 
0 1927 Vermont
275.00  
300.00  
330.00  
Marks the 150th date of the battle of Benington and the independence of Vermont.
 
1946-1951 Booker T Washington
20.00  
22.00  
24.00  
Issued to perpetuate the ideals and teachings of Booker T Washington. Common Type Coin
 
0 1951-1954 Washington-Carver
22.00  
24.00  
26.00  
This coin shows the co-joined busts of two prominent black Americans. Common Type Coin
 
1936 Wisconsin
180.00  
220.00  
245.00  
100th anniversary of the Wisconsin Territorial government.
 
0 1936 York
170.00  
190.00  
205.00  
300th anniversary of the founding of York County, ME.
 
1900 Lafayette Dollar
850.00  
1400.00  
1540.00  
Our first commemorative silver dollar and the first to bear a portrait of one of our presidents.
 

Columbian Cicrulated Commems
We are constantly buying little deals of this popular commemorative silver half dollar. We have more 1893 than 1892 for some reason. All nice un-cleaned circs
DATE 1 COIN 3 COINS
1892-1893 Circulated Columbian commemorative half dollar
12.50  
35.00  
 
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