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About Silver Commemoratives

The classic commemorative coin era in the United States spans from 1892 through 1954 and both began and ended with the production of special silver half dollars. The first commemorative coin the United States Mint ever released was the 1892 World's Columbian Exposition half dollar marking the arrival of the grand event in Chicago that drew millions of people from all over the world. Production of the Columbian half dollar was continued into 1893 and also complemented with the appearance of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition Isabella quarter, featuring Queen Isabella I of Spain. The next commemorative issue was the 1900 Lafayette dollar featuring on its obverse a jugate bust of George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette, with proceeds from the sale of the dollar (sold for $2 each) going to the Lafayette Memorial Commission to erect a statue in Paris as a gift from the American people.

Following a brief hiatus in the production of silver commemoratives came a bevy of half dollars, beginning in 1915 with the issuance of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition commemoratives. The US commemorative program produced a flurry of issues during the 1920s and especially the 1930s, with as many as 20 distinct commemorative half dollars issued in 1936 alone. Claims of financial abuses concerning proceeds from the sale of the commemorative half dollars brought this colorful chapter of United States numismatics to an end in 1954, with the release of the last George Washington Carver/Booker T. Washington commemorative half dollars. Many silver commemoratives are common and readily obtainable in gem grades, with a few exceptions. These include the relatively scarce 1915 Panama-Pacific, 1922 Grant Memorial with Star, 1925 Fort Vancouver, 1928 Hawaiian Sesquicentennial, 1935 Hudson (New York) Sesquicentennial, and 1935 Old Spanish Trail, 1936 Battle of Gettysburg Anniversary, 1936 Norfolk (Virginia), 1937 Battle of Antietam Anniversary, and 1938 New Rochelle (New York) 250th Anniversary half dollars. The 1900 Lafayette silver dollar is scarce across the board with uncirculated specimens easily ranging into four-figure territory or higher.



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1935-PDS Ark Set

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1936-PDS Ark Set

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1937-PDS Ark Set

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1938-PDS Ark Set

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1939-PDS Ark Set

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1935-PDS Boone Set

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1935/34-PDS Boone Set

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1936-PDS Boone Set

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1937-PDS Boone Set

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1938-PDS Boone Set

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1936-PDS Cinci Set

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1936-PDS Columbia Set

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1938-PDS Oregon Set

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1939-PDS Oregon Set

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1936-PDS RI Set

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1935-PDS Texas Set

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1936-PDS Texas Set

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1937-PDS Texas Set

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1938-PDS Texas Set

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1946-PDS BTW Set

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1947-PDS BTW Set

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1948-PDS BTW Set

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1949-PDS BTW Set

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1950-PDS BTW Set

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1951-PDS BTW Set

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1951-PDS WC Set

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1952-PDS WC Set

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1953-PDS WC Set

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1954-PDS WC Set

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50-Coin Set (Type)

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144-Coin Set (Complete)

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1893 Isabella

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1900 Lafayette

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1921 Alabama

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1936 Albany

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1937 Antietam

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1935 Arkansas

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1935-D Arkansas

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1935-S Arkansas

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1936 Arkansas

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1936-D Arkansas

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1936-S Arkansas

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1937 Arkansas

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1937-D Arkansas

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1937-S Arkansas

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1938 Arkansas

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1938-D Arkansas

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1938-S Arkansas

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1939 Arkansas

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1939-D Arkansas

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1939-S Arkansas

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1934 Boone

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1935 Boone

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1935-D Boone

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1935-S Boone

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1935/34 Boone

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1935/34-D Boone

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1935/34-S Boone

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1936 Boone

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1936-D Boone

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1936-S Boone

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1937 Boone

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1937-D Boone

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1937-S Boone

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1938 Boone

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1938-D Boone

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1938-S Boone

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1936 Bridgeport

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1936 Cincinnati

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1936 Cleveland

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1936 Columbia

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1936-D Columbia

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1936-S Columbia

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1892 Columbian

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1893 Columbian

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1936-Delaware

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1936 Elgin

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1936 Gettysburg

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1922 Grant

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1928 Hawaiian

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1935 Hudson

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1924 Huguenot

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1946 Iowa

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1925 Lexington

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1936 Lynchburg

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1920 Maine

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1934 Maryland

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1921 Missouri

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1923-S Monroe

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1936 Norfolk

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1920 Pilgrim

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1921 Pilgrim

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1937 Roanoke

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1936 Robinson

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1934 Texas

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1935 Texas

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1936 Texas

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1936-D Texas

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1937 Texas

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1938 Texas

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1925 Vancouver

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1927 Vermont

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1946 B.T. Wash.

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1947 B.T. Wash.

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1948 B.T. Wash.

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1949 B.T. Wash.

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1950 B.T. Wash.

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1951 B.T. Wash.

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1936 Wisconsin

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1936 York

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1925 Norse Thin

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