The United States Modern Commemorative Coin program began in 1982. That year, the US Mint released commemorative half dollar coins to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of George Washington. Since that date, commemorative coins have been issued nearly every year to celebrate famous American people, places, events, and institutions. The wide range of subject matters and the diversity of designs make commemorative coins popular with collectors.
This 90% Silver commemorative half dollar was issued on the 250th Anniversary of George Washington's birth. It was at that time the 1st commemorative coin struck by the United States Mint in almost 30 years, and marked the beginning of the modern commemorative coin era.
This 90% Silver half dollar was issued on the 250th Anniversary of George Washington's birth. It was at that time the first commemorative coin struck by the U.S. Mint in almost 30 years, and marked the beginning of the modern commemorative coin era.
Celebrate The Statue of Liberty's Centennial with a 2-coin Commemorative Set. This set features a 90% Silver Dollar and a Clad Half Dollar commemorating the 100th birthday of New York's most famous landmark.
This silver dollar was released to mark the 50th anniversary of the United Service Organization. The USO is a non-profit organization that provides morale and recreational services to members of the U.S. Military.
This silver coin was produced by the United States Mint to commemorate the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the founding of the Smithsonian Institution. It was struck in accordance with legislation passed by Congress and signed by the President on January 10, 1996, as Public Law 104-96.
This clad half dollar was created by the United States Mint to honor the Bald Eagle's restoration to America's waterways and skies, commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and to celebrate the removal of this national symbol from the Endangered Species List.
This clad half dollar was created by the United States Mint to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the establishment of the nation's first federal law enforcement agency, the United States Marshals Service.