The Origin of the First U.S. Commemorative Coins

The Origin of the First U.S. Commemorative Coins

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   While some recognize the 1848 CAL Quarter Eagle struck from California gold as the first United States commemorative coin,...
Coin Profiles - 1900 Lafayette Memorial Silver Dollar

Coin Profiles – 1900 Lafayette Memorial Silver Dollar

Editors' Note: CoinWeek posted a multi-part article by David Provost on the 1900 Lafayette Dollar. Part I can be read here ....... and Part...
US Mint Opens Order Window for Purple Heart Colorized Silver Dollar

The Coin Analyst: 2022 U.S. Mint Winners

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   2022 was definitely a quieter year for U.S. Mint coins, especially compared to last year – a banner...
United States 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar

Top 5 Commemorative Presidential Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Former presidents have played a major role in our circulating coinage for over one hundred years, appearing on the obverses...
United States 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar

United States 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar

The 2009 Abraham Lincoln commemorative silver dollar honors the 200-year anniversary of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln. The United States Mint's authority to strike the...
United States 1903 Louisiana Purchase Exposition Gold Dollar

United States 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, Napoleon was...
United States 1926 American Independence Sesquicentennial Commemorative Quarter Eagle

United States 1926 American Independence Sesquicentennial Commemorative Quarter Eagle

Americans of the 1920s seemed so preoccupied with enjoying the present that celebrating the past was destined to take a back seat. Even so,...
Mint State Classic Commemoratives Offered by David Lawrence

Mint State Classic Commemoratives Offered by David Lawrence

Sunday Auction #1236 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 425 total lots - including 20 Vault Values and...
Harriet Tubman, World War II Commemoratives Coming in 2024

Harriet Tubman, World War II Commemoratives Coming in 2024

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Two commemorative coin programs for 2024 recently passed the Senate and the United States House of Representatives on August 3...
United States 1922 Grant Centennial Commemorative Gold Dollar

United States 1922 Grant Centennial Commemorative 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 Grant...
Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), United States Mint

US Mint News: CCAC Requests Applications for Membership

The United States Mint is accepting applications for membership to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) for two new members: one who can represent...
Five Modern $5 Gold Commemorative Coins Worth Collecting

Five Modern $5 Gold Commemorative Coins Worth Collecting

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In 1982, the United States Mint commemorative coin program was revived after a long hiatus with the launch of the...

Sesquicentennial Exposition of 1926 – Get Lady Liberty as a 1920s Flapper!

Sesquicentennial Exposition of 1926 - When you think of ways to honor your country, what do you think of?   For nations around the world, from...
U.S. Modern Commemorative Coins Turn 40

U.S. Modern Commemorative Coins Turn 40

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The year was 1982. Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial was soaring across the silver screen, the futuristic EPCOT (Experimental...
Modern US Coins Featured in Heritage Auctions June Showcase

Modern US Coins Featured in Heritage Auctions June Showcase

Bidding is now open in Heritage's Showcase Auction of Modern Collectible US Coins and Bullion, with the concluding live session scheduled for 6 PM...
Silver Commemorative Half Dollars From the Gregg Bingham Collection Offered by GreatCollections

Silver Commemorative Half Dollars From the Gregg Bingham Collection Offered by GreatCollections

GreatCollections is offering collectors the opportunity to bid on a number of pieces from the Gregg Bingham Collection. Since this collection contains several extreme...
United States 2018 World War I Army Veterans Centennial Silver $1 Commemorative Coin

United States 2018 World War I Army Veterans Centennial Silver $1 Commemorative Coin

It was the "War to End All Wars". When the United States entered the conflict on April 6, 1917, World War I had been raging...
Q. David Bowers: The Rise and Fall of the Commemorative Coin Market

Q. David Bowers: The Rise and Fall of the Commemorative Coin Market

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   If you've been following the coin market in recent years, then you might know that the...

Collecting Classic Silver Commemorative Coinage (1892–1954)

A look at this often-underrated yet highly interesting series   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   For anyone looking for value when trying to...

The 1936 Delaware Tercentenary Commemorative Half Dollar

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   When it comes to commemorative coins, 1936 was one of the busiest years in United States Mint history. Some...
Jim Bisognani: Celebrating National Coin Week with Classic US Coins

Jim Bisognani: Celebrating National Coin Week with Classic US Coins

The theme of this year’s event is “Dynamic Designs, Artistic Masterpieces."   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   This morning, as I emerged from...
1922: A Unique Year in U.S. Coin History

1922: A Unique Year in U.S. Coin History

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Today, the United States Mint is the largest producer of coins in the world, striking billions of circulating coins, millions...
Commemorative Stories: The 1892-93 Columbian Half Dollars

Commemorative Stories: The 1892-93 Columbian Half Dollars

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser-known information about the US commemorative coins...
Classic US Commemorative Collection Offered by David Lawrence Rare Coins

Classic US Commemorative Collection Offered by David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1217 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 550 total lots - including more than 20 Vault...

Commemorative Stories: 1986 Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Coin Program, Part II

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser-known information about the US commemorative coins...
US Mint Opens Order Window for Purple Heart Colorized Silver Dollar

US Mint Opens Order Window for Purple Heart Colorized Silver Dollar

The United States Mint is announcing that the order window will open on March 24 at noon (EDT) for the 2022 National Purple Heart...

Commemorative Coin Stories: 1986 Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Coin Program

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser-known information about the US commemorative coins...
US Mint Women’s Suffrage Coin Wins Most Historically Significant at 2022 Coin of the Year Awards

US Mint Women’s Suffrage Coin Wins Most Historically Significant at 2022 Coin of the...

The United States Mint was honored at the 2022 Coin of the Year (COTY) international awards competition with its Women’s Suffrage Silver Dollar recognized...
Commemorative Coin Stories: 1982 George Washington Half Dollar

Commemorative Coin Stories: 1982 George Washington Half Dollar

By David Provost for CoinWeek .....   Author’s Note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser-known information about the US commemorative coins...
US Mint Accepting Orders for National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Feb. 24

US Mint Accepting Orders for National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Feb....

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Program on February 24 at noon...