COMMEMORATIVES: CLASSIC & MODERN

The term “classic” commemoratives refers to those silver and gold commemorative coins issued by the U.S. Mint beginning in 1892 with the Columbian Exposition half dollar and concluding with the 1954 Washington-Carver half dollar.  Classic gold commemoratives were initiated in 1903 with the Lewis and Clark $1 coin and concluded with the 1926 Sesquicentennial (150 years) $2.50 coin.  

 

The term “modern” commemorative relates to that series of commemoratives which began in 1982 with the Washington half dollar.  Modern commemoratives are still being issued today for a variety of occasions.  Modern commemoratives have been issued in half dollar, one dollar, five dollar and ten dollar denominations.  Sets have also been issued which included either, two, three, four, six, eight, sixteen or 32 coins.  

 

Also included in this category are “First Spouses” gold coins, a series which began in 2007.

 

If you have any questions regarding these coins, please call us at 720-684-8256.