Early and Modern Commemoratives

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There are 6 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on October 1, 2023

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Early Commemoratives
Early Commems 50C 1923S 1923-S
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
Choice $500 Fort Vancouver Centennial, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Near-Gem Original, Bart Chapman Collection.. Fort Vancouver, in Washington State, was constructed during 1825 by John McLoughlin. The commemorative that carries that name was sold at $1 each to raise funds for a centennial celebration. Mintage was limited to 14,994 pieces. This Chapman example continues to showcase our client's persistence in locating attractively toned examples with aquamarine, rose, and gold toning. On this piece, banded toning is seen on the upper 2/3 of the obverse while the reverse has copper-blue and gold shades under the pioneer settler. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Early Commems 50C 1925S 1925-S
Gem $485 California Diamond Jubilee, Deep Obverse Multi-Color Toning, Gem Original, Bart Chapman Collection.. The Bart Chapman California Jubilee silver commemorative is yet another highlight in this specially assembled collection. GFRC are woefully inadequate for illustrating the multi-color patina that is layered across the obverse. Under a bright light, all colors of the rainbow spectrum are present and intermixed in a glorious color cavalcade. Luster leans towards steely-frosted textures. This is a uniquely preserved example with unabraded surfaces. Worthy of a premium bid as where will you find a comparable example? Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Early Commems 50C 1936D 1936-D
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 1946 1946
Gem $175 Iowa Centennial, Copper-Gold and Olive Coloration, Gem Original, Bart Chapman Collection.. This brings us to the final early United States silver commemorative in the Chapman Collection. The 100th anniversary of Iowa statehood was commemorated during 1946 with this issue. This lot features an olive-green base toning layer with burnt copper-gold at the obverse periphery. The reverse is downright gorgeous with ringed gold and aquamarine. Luster is best called steely-frosted with active cartwheels under a bright light. Though this piece might appear to be heavily toned in the images, an angle light will expose sufficient luster that will please collectors. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2003-2008) holder.
Early Commems 50C 1952 1952
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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