ROYAL CANADIAN MINT CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAN IN MOTION WORLD TOUR

St John’s, NL, August 24, 2011 – As the Canada-wide relay to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion World Tour...

1925 Fort Vancouver Centennial Half Dollar

In 1778, when George Vancouver sailed under Captain Cook on his exploration of the Sandwich Islands, he was well into his career as...

1893 Columbian Expositions/Isabella Quarter Dollar

In an age that witnessed the first skyscrapers, inter-city telephone service and moving pictures, the magnificent 1893 Chicago World’s Fair was a...

1936 Alabany Charter Half Dollar

No one ever disputed that the city of Albany, New York was a pleasant enough place to live and worthy of its residents’ pride....

1937 Battle of Antietam Half Dollar

The date of September 17, 1862 is remembered as the single bloodiest day of the American Civil War, as Federal forces under the...

1935-39 Arkansas Centennial Half Dollar

The Arkansas half dollar is a good example of a worthy project discredited through greed and poor management. Although this issue was ...

1936-S Bay Ridge Half Dollar

Of the many different themes which have appeared on United States commemorative coins, by far the most common are those pertaining to ...

1946-51 Booker T. Washington Memorial Half Dollar

In retrospect it seems an inconsequential act to honor the distinguished African-American educator Booker T. Washington. At the time, however, this was...

1934-38 Daniel Boone Bicentennial Half Dollar

It wasn’t too many years ago that Daniel Boone was one of the best known figures in American history. This was due in...

1936 Bridgeport Centennial Half Dollar

More than one writer has noted the appropriateness of depicting showman P. T. Barnum on a commemorative half dollar. The saying “There’s ...

1925-S California Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar

The discovery of gold in California in 1848 focused attention on that western territory as few other events ever could. The siren call...

1936 Cincinnati Musical Center Half Dollar

When the first silver commemorative coins were produced in the United States beginning in 1892, they were intended to celebrate specific historic...

1936 Cleveland Centennial/Great Lake Expo Half Dollar

This half dollar celebrates the one-hundredth anniversary of Cleveland, Ohio’s incorporation as a city, as well as the Great Lakes Exposition staged...

1936 Columbia Sesquicentennial Half Dollar

The Columbia, South Carolina half dollar occupies a unique place in the pageant of United States commemorative coins: Although the first issue to be...

1935 Connecticut Tercentenary Half Dollar

"Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.” And it is the mighty Charter Oak that dominates the obverse of the Connecticut Tercentenary half...

1936 Delaware Swedish Tercentenary Half Dollar

Question: Which United States coin is dated 1936, was struck in 1937 and commemorates an anniversary in 1938? Answer: The Gettysburg half...

1936 Elgin Centennial Half Dollar

Although the Elgin half dollar was conceived partly to commemorate the founding of Elgin, Illinois, this theme is not readily apparent when...

1936 Battle of Gettysburg Half Dollar

The name Gettysburg is synonymous with the Civil War itself—no other campaign so captures the high drama and terrible tragedy of America’s...

1922 Grant Centennial Half Dollar

Fate, they say, is fickle. Anyone who doubts this should study the career of Ulysses S. Grant, who rose from utter obscurity to...

1928 Hawaii Sesquicentennial Half Dollar

Luxury hotels along Waikiki Beach . . . island-hopping helicopters filled with smiling tourists . . . snorkelers and surfers enjoying the ...

1935 Hudson Sesquicentennial Half Dollar

By 1609, famed English explorer Henry Hudson had already failed twice in his search for a northern water passage to Asia. Undaunted by...

1924 Huguenot-Walloon Half Dollar

When it debuted in 1924, the Huguenot-Walloon half dollar set off a flurry of controversy. Aggravating on a number of counts, it was...

1946 Iowa Centennial Half Dollar

More so than any other commemorative coin issue, the Iowa half dollar stands as a monument to effective and equitable production and ...

1925 Lexington-Concord Sesquicentennial Half Dollar

"The shot heard around the world” was fired on April 19, 1775 at Lexington, Massachusetts. Although this engagement and the one that ...

1918 Illinois Centennial Half Dollar

The Illinois Centennial half dollar is one of the few real success stories in U. S. commemorative coinage. A superb piece of sculpting,...

1936 Long Island Tercentenary Half Dollar

1936 was the year of the commemorative half dollar. As a speculative mania developed in these special coins, no less than 16 new designs appeared....

1936 Lynchburg Sesquicentennial Half Dollar

The year 1936 was the high water mark for United States commemorative coins, both in terms of their speculative popularity and in...

1920 Maine Centennial Half Dollar

"As Maine goes, so goes the nation.” This old political adage refers to Maine voters’ nearly perfect record in predicting the outcome ...

1934 Maryland Tercentenary Half Dollar

After the dry spell of 1929-33, in which no new commemorative coin types were issued by the United States Mint, the Maryland half...

1921 Missouri Centennial Half Dollar

Although the legendary folk-hero and “Wilderness Trail” blazer Daniel Boone is often connected with Kentucky, it was present-day Missouri that he called...