U.S. Classic Silver Commemorative Coins

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Certified Classic U.S. Silver Commemorative Coins Offer Great Value for any Collection

Silver commemoratives are valued among collectors because they have a large selection that will cater to any numismatic interest. Whether you are looking for commemoratives of landmark events that shaped the country or people whose legacy is echoed through history for their contributions, collectors will find it. The 1900 Silver Lafayette Dollar was designed by Charles Barber, depicting General Lafayette on the reverse and the heads of George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette on the obverse. Other selections of early U.S. Collectors have the option of certified-rated silver commemorative coins to add to their collection.

Early U.S. Commemorative Silver Coins (PCGS Certified)

Graded by the PCGS to ensure quality and content, buyers can choose from many options available. Silver commemorative coin values are high because they are rated by one of the world's most trusted numismatic grading services. Among the highly valued available selection is the 1893 Columbian Expo Half Dollar. This commemorative silver coin was minted for the World's Columbian Exposition, celebrating the anniversary of Columbus to the new world. Another popular selection is the 1925 Stone Mountain Doubled Die Obverse MS-66 PCGS. This coin's design was sculpted by the famed Gutzon Borglum, who spent many laborious years carving Mount Rushmore. This silver commemorative coin will look good in any registry set.

APMEX offers many other selections of PCGS-certified silver commemoratives, including themes of state sesquicentennials or important state frontiersmen. The choices will look suitable for any new or experienced numismatic collector.

Early U.S. Commemorative Silver Coins (NGC Certified)

NGC-Certified silver coins offer tremendous value to collectors. These early silver U.S. commemorative coins come in various designs, including the 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Half Dollar, celebrating the 300th anniversary of the landing at Plymouth Rock. Buyers can also choose from silver coins that honor the anniversaries of statehoods from Texas to Iowa. Other highly rated NGC-Certified silver commemorative coins include the 1923-S Monroe Doctrine Commem Half Dollar and the 1926 Oregon Trail Memorial Half Dollar silver coin.

APMEX carries a wide selection of certified commemorative silver, providing countless options for collectors of all interest levels. These collectible silver coins have lasting value. They depict significant historical events and people but are a part of history.

Though U.S. coinage as a whole is widely collected, for collectors seeking more well known silver coins, consider our Silver Eagle collection. These are some of the most popular silver coins in the modern era, making them easy to liquidate if needed.

About Popular U.S. Silver Commemorative Coins

U.S. Silver Commemorative Coins are a type of coin issued by the United States Mint to commemorate and honor important events, individuals, or institutions in American history. These coins are 90% silver and 10% copper, with a silver content of 0.77344 troy ounces.

Here are a few popular U.S. Silver Commemorative Coins:
  • Columbian Exposition Half Dollar (1892-1893): Issued to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's voyage to the Americas, this coin features the portrait of Columbus on the obverse and the Santa Maria ship on the reverse.
  • Oregon Trail Memorial Half Dollar (1926-1939): This coin commemorates the Oregon Trail pioneers. The obverse depicts a pioneer man and woman, and the reverse shows a covered wagon.
  • Booker T. Washington Half Dollar (1946-1951): Honoring the prominent African American educator Booker T. Washington, this coin features his portrait on the obverse and the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University on the reverse.
  • George Washington Carver-Booker T. Washington Half Dollar (1951-1954): This coin pays tribute to George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington. Carver's portrait is on the obverse, and Booker T. Washington's is on the reverse.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Dime (1946-1964): Issued after Roosevelt's death, this coin features his portrait on the obverse and an olive branch, torch, and oak branch on the reverse symbolizing peace, liberty, and strength.
  • Kennedy Half Dollar (1964-present): Originally introduced to honor President John F. Kennedy after his assassination, this coin features his portrait on the obverse and the presidential seal on the reverse.

These are just a few examples of popular U.S. Silver Commemorative Coins. Many more have been issued over the years, each with its own unique design and historical significance.

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