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1991-P Korean War Memorial Silver Dollar. Image: U.S. Mint / CoinWeek.

1991-P Korean War Memorial Dollar Proof : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   The 1991-P Korean War Memorial Silver Dollar Proof is a commemorative coin issued to honor the 38th Anniversary of the July...
1936 Arkansas Robinson Half Dollar. Image: Stack's Bowers / Adobe Stock.

1936 Arkansas Robinson Half Dollar : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   The abuses of the classic commemorative coin era reached full steam in the 1930s as competing promoters pushed Congress to pass...
1928 Hawaiian Sesquicentennial Half Dollar graded PCGS MS66+. Image: Heritage Auctions (visit www.ha.com).

1928 Hawaiian Sesquicentennial Half Dollar : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   The 1928 Hawaiian Sesquicentennial Half Dollar was struck to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of British Captain James Cook's discovery of the...
2018 World War I Centennial Commemorative Dollar coin. Image: U.S. Mint / CoinWeek.

2018-P World War I Army Veterans Centennial Silver Dollar : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes ..... It was the "War to End All Wars." When the United States entered the conflict on April 6, 1917, World War...
2017-P Boys Town Centennial Uncirculated Silver Dollar. Image: CoinWeek.

2017-P Boys Town Centennial Uncirculated Silver Dollar : A Collector’s Guide

What Is Boys Town, and Why Did the Mint Create a Commemorative Coin to Honor It? The non-profit organization Boys Town, dedicated to helping at-risk...
1925-S California Jubilee Half Dollar. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

1925-S California Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar : A Collector’s Guide

The 1925-S California Diamond Jubilee commemorative half dollar is a silver commemorative half-dollar coin issued during the classic commemorative period of 1892 through 1954....
2021-P Washington Quarter. Image: United States Mint / CoinWeek.

People Portrayed on Both the Obverse and Reverse of the Same Coin

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   A rare occurrence on coins from the United States, there are still a few examples of...
Proposed Classic Commemorative Coins. Image: Adobe Stock / USPS / CoinWeek.

Commemorative Coin Programs Not Signed Into Law (Classic Era)

The classic era of United States commemorative coins saw the release of 50 silver and 13 gold types, for a total of 157 coins,...
This 1893 Isabella quarter, graded NGC MS65, was sold by Stack’s Bowers on 6/16/2021 for $840.

1893 Isabella Quarter : A Collector’s Guide

The Isabella quarter is a commemorative coin that was sold during the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. The obverse of the coin features...
2016-W National Park $5 Gold Coin. Image: CoinWeek / U.S. Mint.

2016-W National Park Service Centennial $5 Gold Proof : A Collector’s Guide

The 2016-W National Park Service Centennial $5 Proof gold coin honors the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS). Signed into law by...
Accolated bust portraiture. Lafayette dollar (left) and Huguenot half dollar (right). Image: Stack’s Bowers.

Accolated – Two Portraits, One Coin

(adj.) "Accolated" is a coin design term used to describe two overlapping portraits facing the same direction (either right or left), implying a shared vision...
1936 Elgin Half Dollar. This example, graded PCGS MS68, was sold by Stack’s Bowers on March 24, 2023 for $7,800. Image: Stack’s Bowers.

1936 Elgin Centennial Half Dollar : A Collector’s Guide

The 1936 Elgin Centennial Half Dollar: Purpose and Legislation The 1936 Elgin Centennial half dollar was produced on behalf of sculptor Trygve A. Rovelstad for...
The 1900 Lafayette Dollar. This example, graded PCGS MS63, was sold by Stack's Bowers on 8/31/2022 for $1,440.

1900 Lafayette Dollar : A Collector’s Guide

While the Lafayette dollar was the third official United States commemorative coin (after the Columbian Exposition half dollar and quarter), it was still the...
Coins representing everyday soldiers.

Top 10 Military Figures on US Coins

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Popular with many collectors, military themes adorn several United States coins (especially commemoratives), tokens, and currency notes. The following...
United States 1922 Grant Centennial Commemorative Gold Dollar

1922 Grant Centennial Gold Dollar : A Collector’s Guide

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...

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