Early and Modern Commemoratives

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There are 6 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on May 22, 2024

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Early Commemoratives
Early Commems 25C 1893 1893
25C
MS63 PCGS OGH
6471173
Choice $750 Columbian Exposition, Isabella Quarter, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels . An uncompromisingly choice Isabella commemorative released during 1893 for $1. This is one of Charles Barber's more artistic designs in my opinion. This example originates from a Texas bank box where it has been stored for decades. This piece is housed in a PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder without CAC submission. The luster is brilliant frosty with swirling cartwheels under a bright light. If not sold at the 2024 Spring Whitman Baltimore show, it will be submitted to CAC with a commensurate price increase if it stickers.
Early Commems 50C 1893 1893
50C
MS65 PCGS
25327792
Gem HOLD
$350
New May 22! Columbian Exposition, Unquestionable Gem, Superb Eye Appeal. If you like the coin in the GFRC images, then this superbly toned 1893 Columbian Exposition half dollar is certain to please on arrival. Steely radiance are prevalent on both sides with the reverse an A+ for it deep reflectance. Center aquamarine and peripheral gold readily appear under a bright light with the reverse being full MS66. Hurry on this one even without a CAC sticker. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Early Commems 50C 1893 1893
50C
MS61
PCGS
6316700
Choice HOLD
$90
New May 1! Columbian Exposition, Well Preserved, Steely Luster, Choice at Grade. Consignor Price Reduction. This 1893 Columbian Exposition offering, from the Quito Collection, is well preserved with essentially unabraded surfaces. The certified grade is likely attributed to muted luster against early PCGS expectations. Under a bright light, ample amounts of undisturbed steely luster are noted. The offer price is attractive as 1893 dated pieces are slightly better than the 1892 year of release. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) holder and with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50c 1920 1920
50c
MS64 PCGS
41281829
Choice $235 New May 22! Maine Centennial, Brilliant Frosted Radiance, Fully Struck. I'm partial to the Maine Centennial early commem struck during 1920 for obvious reasons. The artistry truly captures the outdoor spirit of Mainers. This lot offers brilliant frosted radiance with the classic "dished" look. Guaranteed to please at the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder.
Early Commems 50C 1923S 1923-S
50C
MS62 NGC
6282148001
Choice $135 Monroe Doctrine Centennial, Obverse Rainbow Toning, Frosted Luster. An inexpensive early commemorative offering that offers considerable eye appeal. This Monroe commemorative appears to have sat in an old sulphur paper album and acquiring peripheral rainbow toning. GFRC images accurate capture the coloration. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Early Commems 50c 1925 1925
50c
MS64
PCGS
11842392
Choice $200 New May 22! Lexington-Concord Sesquicentennial, Near-Gem Original, Well Preserved. The 1925 "Lexington" issue commemorates two famous battles fought during 1775 with a Minuteman on the obverse and the Old Beltry at Lexington on the reverse. This near-gem example is very well preserved and quite pleasing. Rich granular frosted luster is consistent on both sides. Golden hues are more predominant on the obverse. Surfaces are pristine. A superior example. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50c 1926 1926
50c
MS64 PCGS
21480637
Gem HOLD
$275
New May 22! Sesquicentennial Of American Independence, Sharp Dished Reflective Luster, JUST BUY IT NOW. The "Sesqui" is well known for its very low relief design with loss of detail as the dies aged. This GFRC-Gem rated example presents the typical "dished" appearance coupled with sharply reflective luster. Inder a bright light, the surfaces are close to being mirrored. The viewing is undisturbed and quite pleasing. This one warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2003-2004) holder.
Early Commems 50c 1927 1927
50c
MS64 PCGS
35948863
Choice HOLD
$300
New May 22! Vermont Sesquicentennial, Classic Eye Appeal, Sharply Frosted. The artistry of the Vermont commemorative is quite pleasing given the usage of bold motifs and larger lettering. This 150th anniversary issue commemorates the Battle of Bennington and the independence of Vermont. Both sides are sharply frosted with unabraded surfaces. This is a quality offering that will please the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Early Commems 50C 1936D 1936-D
50C
MS65 PCGS
38726056
Gem $450 Cincinnati Music Center, Olive-Gold Patina, Granular Frosted Luster, Gem Original, Bart Chapman Collection.. As the United States early silver commemoratives began being overrun with dubious causes leading to the 1936 watershed, the Cincinnati Music Center fit right into the fray. First the Stephen Foster bust bears no relationship to the commemoration. Second, the coins were struck to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Cincinnati being a music center. OK, there must have been some heavy lobbying in Congress for this one. All kidding aside, this is another wonderful Chapman lot with olive-gold obverse toning and granular frosted luster. Peripheral gold nicely frames an untoned reverse center with the luster being quite creamy. Pristine surfaces round out the positives for bidding on this lovely lot. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Early Commems 50C 1952 1952
50C
MS62 NGC
3703927010
Choice $45 Washington-Carver Commemorative, Golden Rose-Blue Colors, Brilliant Frosted Luster. A beautifully toned Washington-Carver half that is worthy of a small premium. Brilliant frosted luster amplifies the natural toning. Some wispy obverse hairlines, under 10x loupe, account for the certified grade. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Modern Commemoratives
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