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Commemorative Coins began with the ancient Greeks and Romans. They were used to not only pass on news, but also honor important events. Many nations have followed in the ancient Greek and Romanís footsteps and have issued Commemorative Coins of their own honoring historical figures and events, including the United States. The U.S. has produced more Commemorative Coins than any other nation and has produced several hundred different kinds to date. Commemorative coins are typically released as collector items and are not released into circulation.

The first U.S. Mint Commemorative issued was the 1892 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar and others were struck intermittently thru 1954. The U.S. Mint began issuing Modern Commemorative Coins in 1982 and generally issues coins in as many as two types of designs each year.

The U.S. Mint Commemorative Coins honor an event (such as the 1920 Pilgrim Half Dollar), place (such as the 1992 White House Dollar), institution (such as the 2011 U.S. Army Dollar), or person (such as the 1990 Eisenhower Dollar) important to the culture or history of the United States. The funds raised by the selling of Commemorative Coins help fund government projects such as the building of a new museum or the preservation of a historic landmark.

Commemorative Coins have been issued in a variety of denominations and metallic contents over the years. These denominations include half dollars, dollars, $5.00, and $10.00 coins while metallic content includes clad composition, 90% silver, 90% gold, and even a bimetallic gold/platinum issue. We offer many of the popular commemorative issues and are constantly adding more choices. If you do not see the coin you are looking to purchase please feel free to contact us.

Other U.S. Mint coin programs that can be considered as commemorations include the America the Beautiful Quarters, U.S. Presidential Dollars, and the Westward Journey Nickels.