Early and Modern Commemoratives

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There are 46 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on January 20, 2017

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Early Commemoratives
Early Commems 50C 1893 1893
50C
MS64 raw
Choice $90 New November 30! Pretty Rose/Blue Toning, Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. The 1893 Columbian date is slightly better than 1892 date but both are readily available. This 1893 date example offers beautiful rose centers with blues surrounding the legend into the rim. Bold cartwheel luster awakens the colorful toning when placed under a light source. A really nice example at a fair price.
Early Commems 50C 1918 1918
50C
MS64 NGC
4024280015
Choice $195 New January 14! Lincoln Commemorative, Choice Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Rims, Accurately Graded.. Typical 1918 Illinois commemorative frosty surfaces with bold cartwheel luster. Hammered strike and no blemishes to mention. Luster is the only grade limiting parameter on this lovely example. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Early Commems 50C 1921 1921
50C
MS64 PCGS
82180849
Gem $200 New November 30! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Deep Gray/Voilet Patina, Accurately Graded. A candidate for the crappiest GFRC images of the year! I bought this early commemorative at the November Westford show without thinking too hard. Surfaces were darkly toned but perfect original and radiate bold cartwheel luster with any amount of lighting. Don't I enjoying swirling this silver piece under a bright light to view dancing luster and embedded golden hues. Folks, this piece is a gem. However, GFRC images with weak sunlight only capture the dark in hand appearance. So some imagination will be necessary to appreciate and then considing ordering on my description. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Early Commems 50C 1921 1921
50C
MS64 NGC
4024280019
Choice $185 New January 14! Pilgrim Commemorative, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Better 1921 Date, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Frosty cartwheel luster dominants on this attractive 1921 Pilgrim commemorative. The 1921 date is better with a small mintage of 20,053 as compared to the 152,112 strikes for the initial 1920 year issue. Strike is well executed with no blemishes to mention. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Early Commems 50C 1927 1927
50C
MS64 NGC
4024280025
Choice $290 New January 14! Vermont Commemorative, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Tiny Mintage, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Satiny luster is the primary attraction for this lovely Vermont commemoriative. Single year issue mintage is only 28, 142 pieces. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Early Commems 50C 1934 1934
50C
MS64 NGC
2565821013
Choice $195 Maryland Tercentenary, Choice Original, Cartwheel Luster, Uniform Rose Gray Patina, Upstate New York Collection. Locating early commemoratives in blast white frosty condition is straight forward at most coin shows. The challenge becomes in finding examples that offer fully oxidized surfaces and colorful patina. Enter the Upstate New York consignor with a few toned commemorative offerings. This Maryland Tercentenary strike of 1934 is accurately graded and fully choice. There is ample cartwheel luster that peeks through the transparent rose/gray patina is that is uniform throughout obverse and reverse. A no question original silver piece that is accurately graded. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Early Commems 50C 1934 1934
50C
MS64 NGC
4024280027
Choice $145 New January 14! Boone Commemorative, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, First Year Issue, Tiny Mintage, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. For the initial 1934 year issue, only the Philadelphia Mint struck Boone commemoratives, and produced a modest 10,007 coins. Boone commemoratives continues to be struck through 1938. This example is typical of initial year Boone strike with satiny cartwheel luster. Housed in newer NGC holder. A scarce issue with high survival rate resulting is lower retail prices.
Early Commems 50C 1934D 1934-D
50C
MS65 NGC
4024280028
Gem $275 New January 14! Oregon Trail Commemorative, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Oregon Trail commemoratives were issued from 1926 through 1939. 1934 Denver strikes have a tiny mintage of 7,006 pieces and are very difficult to locate in MS66 or better grade levels. This gem MS65 is an excellent value as current asking price. The Oregon Trail Commemorative coins honor and remember the roughly 22,000 brave pioneers that traveled a 2,000 mile journey to explore and settle the new lands in the western United States. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Early Commems 50C 1934D 1934-D
50C
MS66 PCGS
82292242
Gem $395 New January 14! Oregon Trail Commemorative, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Oregon Trail commemoratives were issued from 1926 through 1939. 1934 Denver strikes have a tiny mintage of 7,006 pieces and are very difficult to locate in MS66 or better grade levels. This superb gem MS66 offers crisp frosty cartwheel luster along with transparent gold patina. Eye appeal is high and should please the most selective collector. Housed in new PCGS 30th Anniversary Old Green Holder and worth of a CAC attempt.
Early Commems 50C 1935 1935
50C
MS64 NGC
4024280029
Choice $245 New January 14! Connecticut Commemorative, . The Connecticut half dollar was struck to commemorate the 300th anniversary (tercentenary) of the founding of the colony of Connecticut. Mintage was slightly over 25,000 pieces with an issue price of $1. This surviving example offers glowing frosty luster. Surfaces are pristine for the assigned MS64 grade. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Early Commems 50C 1935 1935
50C
MS64 PCGS
21799305
Gem $120 New January 14! Long Island Commemorative, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Arc Toning, Accurately Graded. Single year issue with mintage 81,826 along with high survival rate. The Long Island commemorative was struck at the height of the United States silver commemorative craze. Most are available in mint state un through MS66. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. Attractively priced too...
Early Commems 50C 1935 1935
50C
MS65 PCGS
13674943
Gem HOLD
$385
New January 14! Connecticut Commemorative, . The Connecticut half dollar was struck to commemorate the 300th anniversary (tercentenary) of the founding of the colony of Connecticut. Mintage was slightly over 25,000 pieces with an issue price of $1. This lovely surviving example offers sharp frosty luster and definitely is an above average example. Strike is crisp throughout obverse and reverse with the obverse exhibiting residual radial lathe lines under a 10x loupe. Faint gold patina covers the gem surfaces. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
Early Commems 50C 1935S 1935-S
50C
MS65 NGC
1613403040
Gem $125 New January 14! San Deigo Commemorativ, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded. San Diego half dollars were struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1935 and the Denver Mint in 1936 to commemorate the "California-Pacific International Exposition, held in San Diego in 1935 and 1936. Most examples will be found in gem mint state with frosty luster. This example is accurately graded at the MS65 level and so typical of the issue. Mintage for 1935-S strikes is 70,132. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Early Commems 50C 1936 1936
50C
MS64
PCGS OGH
2227691
Gem $230 New January 14! Elgin Commemorative, Frosty Textured Surfaces, Cartwheel Luster, Light Golden Patina, Accurately Graded. The Elgin commemorative was a single year issue with original mintage of 25,015 coins. The entire mintage was well distributed at issue price of $1.75. Most Elgin strikes were saved with the majority of the survivors grading between MS63 to MS67. This lovely example offers a frosty textured appearance as if the dies were sand blasted before production. There is ample luster under the light golden patina. Housed in first generation PCGS rattler holder with CAC Bean approval.
Early Commems 50C 1936 1936
50C
MS65 PCGS
26562715
Choice $175 Arkansas Commemorative, Frosty Silver Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. An attractive example of the Arkansas early commemorative with typical frosty surfaces and soft luster. Silver gray patina dominates on the obverse and reverse along with a thin dark blue/gold ring at the rims. A perfectly original example and housed in 2013 transition PCGS older with blue label and edge view insert. Another quality offering from the Upstate New York Collection for your consideration.
Early Commems 50C 1938 1938
50C
MS65
PCGS
11560584
Gem HOLD
$410
New January 14! New Rochelle Commemorative, Booming Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Conservative Grading. The New Rochelle commemorative was authorized in 1936, struck in 1937, and had a date of 1938. It is a beautiful design and most popular with collectors. 25,015 coins were issued at $2.00 selling price. After studying many New Rochelle examples, one can conclude that they received above average care in minting and handling as nearly all specimens are very high grade as is this wonderful MS65 example. Frosty cartwheel luster swirls around and tickles the eyes when exposed to a bright light. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is absolutely warranted on this conservatively graded gem.
Early Commems 50C 1952 1952
50C
MS65 PCGS
22005460
Choice $65 Washington-Carver, Uniform Rose/Gold Patina, Cartwheel Luster, Upstate New York Collection. A lovely 1952 Washington-Carver commemorative half with transparent rose/gold patina. Surfaces are quite active with plenty of cartwheel luster. Accurately grade and housed in older PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Typical quality and eye appeal from the Upstate New York Collection.
Gold G$1 1916 1916
G$1
MS64
PCGS OGH
9198090
Gem $925 McKinley, Near Gem Original, Rich Orange Coloring, Poetic Candy Collection. Gem surfaces and huge eye appeal for such a tiny gold coin. Housed in old green label PCGS holder. Consecutively numbered with the 1903 Jefferson above and recommended that these two $1 gold commemoratives be kept together due to their history and uniform quality.
Gold G$2.5 1856S 1856-S
G$2.5
AU53 NGC
1936623008
Choice $1000 New January 20! Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Old Time Orange Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Warnerville Collection. Rich golden-orange color patina is immediatey noted on this attractive examples. Fields are lightly mirrored while the surfaces are surprisingly blemish free. Mintage for the 1856 San Francisco quarter eagle strikes is 72,120 with only 10 examples at the AU53 level within PCGS population report. Ex. Donald E. Bently Collection and sold via Heritage Auction March 2014 realizing $1000; now returning to market as the Warnerville consignor is divesting certain numismatic properties for new collecting goals. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert
Gold G$5 1902S 1902-S
G$5
AU58
PCGS
29592470
Choice $475 New January 17! Near Gem Original, Vibrant Orange Gold Luster, Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded. A near gem original offering with loads of eye appeal. This lovely 1902 San Francisco $5 half eagle has everything a collector could desire. Coloring is orange gold that indicates perfectly original surfaces. Luster is vibrant and active. Strike is essentially complete with only a touch of weakness at the reverse arrow feathers. And finally, blemishes are non existent. I could see this piece eventually ending up in a low mint state grade holder. Conservatively graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Pricing is firm as I paid strong for quality.
Modern Commemoratives
Gold G$5 1986W 1986-W
G$5
MS70 PCGS
26160058
Gem $400 Statue of Liberty, Orange Toning. An entirely blemish free example as one would expect from PCGS MS70 designation. The business strike die finish results in frosted surfaces. This piece has acquired some orange patina along the rims.
Gold G$5 1987W 1987-W
G$5
MS69 PCGS
26159958
Gem $370 Constitution Commemorative, Bold Design, Satiny Luster, Near MS70, 0.242 Oz Gold. A near MS70 example with the obverse entirely blemish free and two micro tick on the reverse vertical stem that resulted in MS69 assigned grade. Satiny luster throughout. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Gold G$5 1987W 1987-W
G$5
MS70 NGC
1538255044
Gem $400 Constitution Commemorative, Satiny Luster, Perfect Surfaced and Grade, 0.242 Oz Gold. Probably the boldest design rendition of the classic United States eagle. Surfaces are absolutely perfect and offer satiny luster. Some die polish lines can be seen moving in the denticles on the left obverse. A very competitive asking price when comparing to eBay listings. Housed in old NGC holder with standard insert. A cool way to own a quarter ounce of gold.
Gold G$5 1987W 1987-W
G$5
MS70 NGC
1538255007
Gem $400 Constitution Commemorative, Hammered Strike, Impressive Satiny Luster, Full MS70, 0.242 Oz Gold. Of all the modern $5 gold commemoratives purchased in a recent deal, this Constitution Commemorative is my favorite. Definitely all of MS70 with a deep hammered strike and bold satiny luster. This piece is heads and shoulders above other MS70 graded examples and warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW designation. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Gold G$5 1987W 1987-W
G$5
MS70 NGC
1960298003
Gem $400 Constitution Commemorative, Bold Design, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded MS70, 2.42 Oz Gold. Accurately graded at the MS70 level with no blemishes whatsoever. Satiny luster dominates. A historic $5 gold commemorative issue. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Gold G$5 1989 1989
G$5
MS70 NGC
2355142004
Gem $435 Bicentennial of Congress, Satiny Luster, Perfect Surfaces, Poetic Candy Collection. Another opportunity to acquire a combination numismatic collectible (low MS70 populations) along with substantial intrinsic gold bullion value. From the Poetic Candy Collection.
Gold G$5 1991W 1991-W
G$5
PF70UCAM NGC
1990941016
Gem $400 Mount Rushmore Commemorative, 0.242 Oz Gold, Perfect Surfaces, Watery Mirrors. One of the better executed United States modern commemorative designs with a bold eagle and diminutive Mount Rushmore monument. Reverse design is nicely done with Mount Rushmore National Memorial in script over watery proof fields. A piece of perfection graded as PF70 Ultra Cameo by NGC and housed in old standard insert holder.
Gold G$5 1991W 1991-W
G$5
PF70UCAM NGC
1531498061
Gem $400 Mount Rushmore Golden Anniversary Commemorative, 0.242 Oz Gold, Watery Mirrors, Perfect PF70UCAM Grade. A popular United States modern commemorative to help maintain the Mount Rushmore monument. A perfectly preserved example earnings NGC's highest PF70 Ultra Cameo grade. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert.
Gold G$5 1991W 1991-W
G$5
PR69DCAM PCGS
26159908
Gem $370 Mount Rushmore Golden Anniversary Commemorative, 0.242 Oz Gold, Watery Mirrors. A popular United States modern commemorative to help maintain the Mount Rushmore monument. Accurately graded with minimal blemishes under 10x loupe. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Gold G$5 1992W 1992-W
G$5
MS69 PCGS
26159931
Gem $370 XXV Olympaid Commemorative, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, 0.242 Oz Gold. Accurately graded due to a few tiny verdigris specks on the obverse. This piece offers nice satiny cartwheel luster otherwise. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Gold G$5 1993W 1993-W
G$5
PF69 UCAM NGC
3686779003
Gem $370 1991 - 1995 50th Anniversary World War II Commemorative, Choice Original, Ultra Cameo Proof Surfaces. Essentially PF70 Ultra Cameo with only one micro divot in the obverse field below soldier's left arm resulting in PF69 designation. Otherwise a perfect example with no spots whatsoever.
Gold G$5 1993W 1993-W
G$5
PR69CAM PCGS
26159896
Gem $370 Bill of Rights Commemorative, Orange/Gold Patina, Watery Proof Surfaces, 0.242 Oz Gold. A lovely James Madison strike that is accurately graded due to surface chatter immediately below the nose. Otherwise watery proof fields dominate overall appearance. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Gold G$5 1993W 1993-W
G$5
PR69DCAM PCGS
70084589
Gem $370 Bill of Rights Commemorative, Orange/Gold Patina, Watery Proof Surfaces, 0.242 Oz Gold. Mintage is 78,651. Label as a "Madison" commemorative but in reality, the core issue being commemorated is the United States Bill of Rights. Conservative grading as I don't see any obvious reasons for the PR69 assigned grade. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A bullion gold and numismatic opportunity.
Gold G$5 1993W 1993-W
G$5
PR69DCAM PCGS
26159922
Choice $355 1991 - 1995 50th Anniversary World War II Commemorative, Choice Original, Ultra Cameo Proof Surfaces. Struck during 1993 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of United States involvement in World War II. WW II last from 1941 through 1945 therefore the 1991 - 1995 dates on the $5 gold commemorative. Issued as part of a three piece set along with 50c and silver $1 pieces. The offer example is graded PR69DCAM with a few micro obverse spots. GFRC images are accurate and capture those tiny slot. As a result, pricing has been reduced to make this more of a gold bullion play.
Gold G$5 1994W 1994-W
G$5
MS69 PCGS
72824361
Gem $370 World Cup Tournament Commemorative, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, 0.242 Oz Gold. A near MS70 example as I'm unable to locate any blemishes that justify the MS69 grade. Orange toning areas are starting to emerge on this lovely example. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Gold G$5 1994W 1994-W
G$5
PR69DCAM PCGS
26159886
Gem $370 World Cup Tournament Commemorative, Strong Reflective Mirrors, Orange/Gold Patina, 0.242 Oz Gold. Mintage is 89,614. Obverse depicts the modernistic gold soccer World Cup trophy. Accurately graded with only a few specs laying on top of the surfaces and not distracting. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS blue label holder with edge view insert. A bullion gold and numismatic opportunity.
Gold G$5 1995W 1995-W
G$5
PF69UCAMEO NGC
1792209010
Gem $370 Civil War Battlefield Preservation Commemorative, Orange/Gold Patina, Watery Proof Surfaces, 0.242 Oz Gold. A simple soldier on horse sounding battle horn is the primary design element on the United States Civil War gold commemorative. The offer example is choice with only two micro field divot, on upper reverse, that justify the PF69 grade. Any other white specs on GFRC images are from plastic marks on old NGC holder.
Gold G$5 1997W 1997-W
G$5
PR69DCAM PCGS
26159982
Gem $370 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Commemorative, Watery Mirrors, Accurately Graded, 0.242 Oz Gold. The Franklin D. Roosevelt commemorative was only issued in gold and is atypical for modern United States commemoratives. Mintage of 29,474 for proof strikes. Accurately graded with flash proof fields. Housed in 2013 PCGS blue label holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$5 1999W 1999-W
G$5
MS69 PCGS
26160081
Gem $370 Washington Commemorative, Satiny Luster, Conservatively Graded, 0.242 Oz Gold. A lovely example that is housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Conservative grading as I'm unable to find a reason for the assigned MS69 grade.
Gold G$5 2001W 2001-W
G$5
PR69DCAM PCGS
33520388
Gem $370 Capitol Visitor's Center Commemorative, 0.242 Oz Gold, Flashy Mirrors. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$5 2006S 2006-S
G$5
MS69 PCGS
26223676
Gem $370 San Francisco Old Mint, Frosty Surfaces. A beautiful frosty example of the old San Francisco mint. The reverse is full MS70 while the obverse has a tiny blemish in the field above the right chimney. I love the early eagle design found on our 19th Century gold coinage.
Gold G$5 2006S 2006-S
G$5
MS70 PCGS
10772958
Gem $395 San Francisco Old Mint, Gem Brillant Satiny Surfaces, Accurately Graded.. A superb example of the San Francisco Old Mint commerative with classic reverse eagle design. Accurately graded at MS70 level with brilliant satiny luster. All United States modern $5 commemoratives contain 0.242 ounces of pure gold at a 90% gold : 10% Copper ratio. MS70 examples of all modern commemoratives sell for over $400 per but I'm offering a special $395 price which is the cheapest around. Housed in older PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Gold G$5 2007W 2007-W
G$5
MS70 PCGS
26160089
Gem $410 Jamestown, Perfect Frosty Surfaces. A perfect strike and planchet with no blemishes whatsoever. The surfaces are acquiring a lovely original patina that nearly covers the entire reverse. Definitely a special example for the selective collector.
Gold G$5 2007W 2007-W
G$5
MS69 PCGS
26160087
Gem $350 Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative, Soft Satiny Surfaces, Accurately Graded, 0.242 Oz Gold. A satiny texture finish that is uncommon to most modern mint state commemoratives. Accurately graded due to two tiny reverse tony spots. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Gold G$5 2007W 2007-W
G$5
PR69DCAM PCGS
26159881
Gem $380 Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative, Mottled Orange Patina, Watery Proof Surfaces, 0.242 Oz Gold. Mintage is only 47,123 pieces. Watery proof fields surround the main devices including the Jamestown Memorial Church on reverse. The raised device areas are slowly turning a pretty orange gold as seen on occasional United States $5 gold commemoratives. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Gold G$10 1984S 1984-S
G$10
PF70UCAM NGC
3138161015
Gem $1250 Games of the XXIII Olympiad, $10 Gold Proof Strike, Low Mintage Issue, Accurate Grading, Poetic Candy Collection. A low mintage proof issue struck at the San Francisco mint. Mintage is a low 48,551 with an example required to complete the Olympian Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco mint set. This example offers watery mirror and perfect surfaces well deserving of the PF70 UCAM designation. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and label reading, "US VAULT COLLECTION L/M". Another great offering from the Poetic Candy Collection.
Gold G$10 1984W 1984-W
G$10
MS69 NGC
1875899005
Gem $850 Games of the XXIII Olympiad, $10 Gold Business Strike, Frosty Luster, Conservative Grading, Poetic Candy Collection. A superb example of the XXIII Olympiad commemorative gold with frosty surface finish. A close 10x loupe inspection did not reveal an obvious reason for the MS69 assigned grade. There are no blemishes or breaks in the frost that would justify MS69 level. Business strike mintage is only 75,886; this issue is definitely not common and worth considering. Superb quality from the Poetic Candy Collection.
Gold G$10 1984W 1984-W
G$10
PF70UCAM NGC
1993926001
Gem $985 Games of the XXIII Olympiad, $10 Gold Proof Strike, Watery Mirrors, Poetic Candy Collection. Watery ultra cameo fields adorn this lovely 1984 West Point proof strike. A popular issue. From the Poetic Candy Collection.