Commemorative Silver

(1892-1954)

Classic Commemoratives, those issued from 1892 to 1954, have become one of the most popular series in recent years. There are 144 varieties of silver issues, of which all but two are half dollars (one is a quarter, the other is a dollar). Many collectors build type sets, which include 50 issues. Although some silver Classic Commemoratives are very scarce and valuable, others are quite affordable, even in high grades.

The first United States commemorative coin was issued in 1892 in conjunction with the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. These coins celebrated the 400th Anniversary of Columbus’ discovery of America and were sold for $1 at the fair. Nearly one million examples were sold in the first year. The so-called Classic Commemorative series began with the Columbian half in 1892 and ended in 1954 with the Washington/Carver half. In recent years Classic Commemoratives have beco.... (Expand Text)

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1892 COLUMBIAN 50C PR65

GEM PROOF. ONLY 103 STRUCK. JUST 2 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$11,500.00

1893 ISABELLA 25C MS65 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 103 STRUCK. ONLY CAMEO GRADED.
$21,500.00

1900 LAFAYETTE S$1 MS65

GORGEOUS TONING. PCGS SECURE-PLUS.
$8,500.00

1900 LAFAYETTE S$1 MS65

GORGEOUS BULLSEYE TONING.
$8,500.00

1936-S BOONE SILVER 50C MS68

LOVELY COLOR. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$7,500.00

1948-D BTW SILVER 50C MS67

TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$2,100.00

1948-S BTW SILVER 50C MS67

GEM WHITE. ONLY 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$1,650.00

1948-S BTW SILVER 50C MS67

FLASHY AND LUSTEROUS. ONLY 3 HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$1,650.00

1949 BTW SILVER 50C MS67

GEM SATIN LUSTER. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$2,195.00

1949-D BTW SILVER 50C MS67

SATIN WHITE. ONLY 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$1,195.00

1949-S BTW SILVER 50C MS67

GEM SATIN LUSTER. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$1,195.00

1951 BTW SILVER 50C MS67

A GLORIUOUS GEM. ONLY 4 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$2,950.00

ROANOKE SILVER 50C MS68

GEM AMBER TONING. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$3,750.00

1883 HAWAII 10C, HAWAII MS65

HAWAII. GLORIOUS COLOR.
$3,750.00