1936 York County Tercentenary Half Dollar

Among the numerous complaints voiced over the proliferation of commemorative coins during the 1930s, one of the most frequent was that these...

1922 Grant Centennial Gold Dollar

If one commemorative coin is good, then two coins are twice as good—or so the reasoning goes with these often exploited issues. The...

1904-05 Lewis & Clark Exposition Gold Dollar

When President Thomas Jefferson asked Congress in January, 1803, to appropriate $2500 for an exploratory expedition into the Pacific Northwest, negotiations to...

1903 Louisiana Purchase Exposition Gold Dollar

When the United States formally took possession of the Louisiana Territory on December 20, 1803, effectively doubling the size of the country,...

1916-17 McKinley Memorial Gold Dollar

Judging solely by the number of times his portrait has appeared on coins and currency, William McKinley is one of the most highly...

1915-S Panama-Pacific International Exposition Gold Dollar

The Panama Canal ranks among the greatest man-made marvels in the world—a 51-mile-long system of natural lakes, excavated channels and locks that...

1915-S Panama-Pacific International Exposition Quarter Eagle

The Panama Canal, or “Big Ditch,” as it has often been called, was constructed with a blend of sheer ingenuity and painstaking attention...

1926 American Independence Sesquicentennial Quarter Eagle

Americans of the 1920s seemed so preoccupied with enjoying the present that celebrating the past was destined to take a back seat. That...

1915-S Panama-Pacific International Exposition Fifty Dollars

Ever since Balboa first gazed upon the Pacific Ocean in 1513, Europeans had dreamed and schemed of ways to connect the Gulf of Mexico...