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2004-P Thomas Edison $1 Silver Commem PF-69 NGC
2004-P Thomas Edison $1 Silver Commem PF-69 NGC
$84.99
Any Quantity
Grade Mintage Population
PF-69 UCAM 211,055 3,389
2000-P Leif Ericson $1 Silver Commem PR-69 PCGS
2000-P Leif Ericson $1 Silver Commem PR-69 PCGS
$84.99
Any Quantity
Grade Mintage Population
PR-69 DCAM 144,748 2,420
1999-P Dolley Madison $1 Silver Commem PF-69 NGC
1999-P Dolley Madison $1 Silver Commem PF-69 NGC
$84.99
Any Quantity
Grade Mintage Population
PF-69 UCAM 224,403 2,475
1997-S Jackie Robinson $1 Silver Commem PF-69 NGC
1997-S Jackie Robinson $1 Silver Commem PF-69 NGC
$89.99
Any Quantity
Grade Mintage Population
PF-69 UCAM 110,002 2,385
1996-P Paralympic $1 Silver Commem PR-69 PCGS
1996-P Paralympic $1 Silver Commem PR-69 PCGS
$84.99
Any Quantity
Grade Mintage Population
PR-69 DCAM 84,280 1,662
1996-P Smithsonian $1 Silver Commem PR-69 PCGS
1996-P Smithsonian $1 Silver Commem PR-69 PCGS
$49.99
Any Quantity
Grade Mintage Population
PR-69 DCAM 129,152 1,957
1996-P Olympic Rowing $1 Silver Commem PF-69 NGC
1996-P Olympic Rowing $1 Silver Commem PF-69 NGC
$84.99
Any Quantity
Grade Mintage Population
PF-69 UCAM 151,890 1,475
1996-P Smithsonian $1 Silver Commem PF-69 NGC
1996-P Smithsonian $1 Silver Commem PF-69 NGC
$84.99
Any Quantity
Grade Mintage Population
PF-69 UCAM 129,152 2,091
1996-P Olympic Tennis $1 Silver Commem PF-69 NGC
1996-P Olympic Tennis $1 Silver Commem PF-69 NGC
$84.99
Any Quantity
Grade Mintage Population
PF-69 UCAM 92,016 1,416

U.S. Silver Modern Commemorative Coins

APMEX offers a superb selection of modern commemorative Silver dollars. When it comes to commemorative coins, the United States is unsurpassed by any nation. Commemorative coins have been popular among collectors since the days of the Greeks and Romans, and are issued by many nations today. A Silver commemorative coin can have real historical significance, giving these enhanced appeal among even those people normally uninterested in numismatics.

History of U.S. Commemorative Coins

The US Mint began producing commemorative coins in modern times with the release of the first modern commemorative coin program in 1982. The program was authorized under the United States Commemorative Coin Act of 1982, which aimed to celebrate and honor various events, anniversaries, and individuals of national significance.

The first commemorative coins issued were the George Washington 250th Anniversary Half Dollar and the 1982 George Washington Silver Half Dollar. These coins marked the beginning of a new era for the US Mint, allowing them to create special coins that went beyond the standard circulating and bullion coinage.

Since then, the US Mint has continued to produce a wide variety of commemorative coins, each showcasing a unique theme or honoring a specific person, event, or cause of historical importance.

Why Do We Produce Commemorative Coins?

The US Mint produces commemorative coins to celebrate and honor significant people, events, places, or anniversaries that hold historical, cultural, or national significance. These coins serve as a tangible reminder of our shared heritage and provide a unique way to preserve and commemorate important moments in American history.

Commemorative coins often feature intricate designs that reflect the theme they represent, showcasing the artistry and craftsmanship of the Mint. In addition to their aesthetic value, these coins also have a symbolic importance, as they help educate and raise awareness about important events or figures.

By producing commemorative coins, the US Mint fosters a sense of pride and connection to our collective past, allowing individuals to hold a piece of history in their hands and pass down the stories and significance behind these special coins to future generations.

Subjects of Silver U.S. Commemorative Coins

Commemorative silver coins from the US Mint cover a wide range of people and events, offering a rich tapestry of American history and culture. These coins serve as lasting tributes to significant individuals and milestones that have shaped the nation.

For example, the US Mint minted a silver coin commemorating the Korean War, honoring the bravery and sacrifices of the veterans who served in this conflict. Abraham Lincoln, one of the most revered presidents in American history, has been immortalized on several silver coins, celebrating his leadership and the abolition of slavery. Jackie Robinson, a trailblazing athlete who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball, has also been honored with a commemorative silver coin, recognizing his profound impact on civil rights and sports.

Additionally, the US Mint has created silver coins to commemorate the United States Constitution, an enduring symbol of democracy, as well as other important events such as the Bicentennial celebrations.

These commemorative silver coins pay tribute to the diverse range of people, ideals, and historical moments that have shaped the United States, allowing collectors and enthusiasts to appreciate and celebrate the nation's rich heritage. After you've found the right silver U.S. commemorative coins for your collection, browse other popular issues for coin collectors.

While exploring US modern commemorative silver coins, it's worth considering the alternative of investing in rounds such as the 1 oz silver buffalo Although modern commemorative coins often boast intricate designs and limited mintages, they typically carry higher premiums due to their collectible nature. In contrast, the 1 oz silver buffalo round offers a more affordable entry point into silver investment, without compromising on purity or quality. Its timeless design and .999 fine silver content make it a solid choice for those seeking to bolster their silver holdings without breaking the bank.

Another popular round that is based on US coinage is the one ounce Morgan Silver Dollar round. This takes the iconic design of the namesake coin and puts it on a standard bullion round. Or, if you're set on purchasing in a coin format, it's worth considering the ever-popular Silver Eagle, which is arguably the most popular silver bullion coin on the market today.


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