Early and Modern Commemoratives

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Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Early Commemoratives
Early Commems 25C 1893 1893
25C
AU55 raw
Original $265 Isabella Commemorative, Original Surfaces, Residual Luster, Rose-Gold Toning Rings, New Jersey Collection. Isabella Commemorative. Light wear on blemish free surfaces. Rose-gold toning rings at the obverse and reverse rims. Off the market for several decades and a top quality offering from the New Jersey Collection
Early Commems 50C 1893 1893
50C
MS64 raw
Choice $90 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 1915S 1915-S
50C
MS64
PCGS Fatty
123711002
Gem $1250 New November 28! Gem Original, Rare 1st Generation NGC Fatty Holder, Light Gray-Gold Luster, Conservatively Graded. A magnificent 1915-S Pan Pacific early commemorative offering housed in first generation NGC holder to consider. This piece is no question gem original with light gray-gold surfaces and luster. The mint holder ring toning is evident on both obverse and reverse as further validation of the strict originality. Then there is the early generation NGC holder to consider as part of the purchase. The holder, itself, is a collectible with white label and embossed Numismatic Guaranty Corporation of America on the reverse. Holder is in pristine condition also. CAC approval captures the eye appeal, conservative old time grading etc... A special GFRC offering that will be a conversation piece among collector friends.
Early Commems 50C 1920 1920
50C
MS65
PCGS
82949958
Gem $250 Pilgrim Tercentenary, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Boldy Struck, Accurately Graded.. The 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary issue was produced without a date other than the 1620-1920 anniversary period for the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth, Massachusetts. The 1920 mintage was high at 152,112 pieces but the majority were returned to the mint unsold. This surviving gem example offers frosty cartwheel luster and a faint skin of gray patina. Eye appeal is considerable enough for CAC to award green bean approval. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A perfect offering from a collector building an advanced early United States commemorative set.
Early Commems 50C 1920 1920
50C
MS65
PCGS
83057040
Gem $525 Pilgrim Tercentenary, Gem Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. There are always a host of early United States commemoratives on the market. The challenge is locating examples that are truly superior for the grade and offer substantial eye appeal as a differentiator. May I introduce this incredible 1920 Pilgrim for your consideration? This silver commemorative is the definition of originality with brilliant cartwheel luster under the semi transparent toning. Rose, gold and blues are intermixed on the obverse while mottled rose-gold fills the device cavities on the reverse. In hand viewing under a light source is necessary to truely appreciate the exception nature of this Osprey Collection offering. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Please forget the price lists on this incredible piece as it would be the highlight of any early commemorative silver set.
Early Commems 50C 1921 1921
50C
MS64 PCGS
82180849
Gem $200 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 1923S 1923-S
50C
MS64 PCGS
84299121
Choice $285 Monroe Doctrine Centennial, Choice Original and Mark Free, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. The Monroe Doctrine silver commemoratives can be found readily in circulated grades. But in Gem MS65 or better, the Monroe is a quite rare and among the more expensive in the silver commemorative series. Many Monroe Doctrine commemoratives will be found with plenty of obverse marks due to flat design relief. The Santa Fe Collection example is superior to most seen with no obverse or reverse blemishes worth noting. Surfaces are fully choice with old time natural patina. Obverse toning is transparent gray with hints of blues at the rim while the reverse is a golden gray. Luster is brilliant and attractive during bright light viewing. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. If in the market for a top quality Monroe, then please consider this offering from the Santa Fe Collection.
Early Commems 50C 1926S 1926-S
50C
MS64 NGC
1981447032
Choice $195 Oregon Trail Memorial, Bold Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Untoned, Accurately Graded. An Oregon Trail with eye catching frosty cartwheel luster. Surfaces are original and untoned as many of this issue are seen. Strike is hammered with all minor device details being deeply impressed. The assigned grade is technically correct and the result of a strike through thread to the right of the Indian's head. This is an "as made" line and does not detract with eye appeal that of a higher grade. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Early Commems 50C 1934 1934
50C
MS66
PCGS
82145239
Gem $350 Texas Independence Centennial, Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Substantial Eye Appeal. First year of issue for the Texas Independence Centennial commemorative program. A superb gem with brilliant cartwheel luster. Faint ebony toning flakes validate the strict old time originality. Fully struck with every minute detail of the Pompeo Coppini design being bold and ready for careful scrutiny. Housed in 2015 style PCGS with CAC approval. The MS66 grade is the last value point before prices increase nearly 3x at the MS67 level. A superb gem that will please the most selective collector.
Early Commems 50C 1934 1934
50C
MS65
PCGS
21831478
Gem HOLD
$200
New November 29! Maryland Tercentenary, Gem Original, Bold Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Superior Example. An eye catching example of the 1934 Maryland Tercentenary silver half dollar commemorative. This piece is no question gem original with brilliant frosty cartwheel luster and a faint golden skin that provides coloring. Completely struck and conservatively graded. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality and eye appeal. A lovely offering for the selective collector.
Early Commems 50C 1934D 1934-D
50C
MS66 PCGS
82292242
Gem $395 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
MS65 PCGS
13674943
Gem $385 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 1935 1935
50C
MS65 NGC
3731182015
Gem $185 Texas Independence Centennial, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Pastel Gray, Rose, Gold and Aquamarine Patina, Accurately Graded, Eye Appeal.. A gem original 1935 Texas Centennial strike with low mintage of 9,996 to consider. I really like this commemorative half due to the strictloriginality, gem surfaces and pretty pastel toning that includes a host of colors depending on the viewing angle under bright light. Housed in new NGC holder with edge view insert. A super piece for collectors who like their early commemoratives with original skin. The skin, in this case, is colorful and so attractive.
Early Commems 50C 1937 1937
50C
MS66
PCGS
84012098
Gem $350 Roanoke Island NC, 350th Anniversary Commemorative, Gem Original Cardboard Toning, Frosty Luster, Gorgeous Eye Appeal . A gorgeous Roanoke example with original cardboard gold toning at the obverse rims. Frosty original surface luster is readily apparent and will be appreciated by the next owner. A true gem with substantial eye appeal that separates itself from most others on the market. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1946 1946
50C
MS66 PCGS Rattler
2004803
Gem $195 New November 29! Iowa Centennial, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading . The Iowa Centennial half dollar commemorates the 100th anniversary of Iowa's statehood. Nearly all struck example were sold to Iowa state residents. The is lovely example is gem original with frosty cartwheel luster. Housed in first generation PCGS rattler holder with dot matrix printed label. Perfect for the collector attempting a set of PCGS rattler early commemoratives.
Early Commems 50C 1946 1946
50C
MS66
NGC Fatty
167917004
Gem $295 New November 29! Booker T Washington, Superb Gem Original, Rose-Gold and Aquamarine Patina, Incredible Preservation State . A magnificent 1946 Booker T. Washinton commemorative housed in pristine NGC Fatty holder to consider. A superb gem example with strictly original surfaces. Obverse is covered with rich rose-gold and aquamarine colors while the reverse glows with fiery rose-gold when any light source is added. CAC approval is icing on the cake. For collectors who desire wildly toned coins.
Gold G$2.5 1903 1903
G$2.5
MS63
PCGS OGH
9941491
Gem $950 New November 30! Gem Original, Deep Orange Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading, Highwood Collection. Definitely a special offering from the Highwood Collection as purchased years ago and salted away in a bank vault. The decision has been made to begin liquidating some of the ancient purchases. GFRC is so pleased to be offering this gem original 1903 $2.5 quarter eagle. Deep orange patina immediately validate that surfaces are completely natural and untouched. Frosty cartwheel luster compounds the eye appeal. Then there is a hammered strike with fully rounded stars and every delicate reverse eagle feather detail being clearly defined. Blemishes are to a minimum. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. Yes, the asking price is a bit strong but consistent with the atypically strong quality.
Gold G$3 1854 1854
G$3
MS63 PCGS
34195134
Choice $3500 New December 2! First Year Issue, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. First year of issue and excellent choice as a type coin.Hand selected by Osprey due to the above average surface quality and brilliant (frosty) cartwheel lusterThe strike is bold with all obverse curls deeply impressed.The reverse wreath and bow are just as well struck. A lovely, blemish free $3 gold piece. Freshly graded and housed in a 2015 PCGS holder. A fine numismatic property from the Osprey Collection for the discerning collector.
Gold G$3 1860 1860
G$3
MS63 PCGS
81479128
Choice $6450 New December 2! Low Mintage issue of only 7,036. Proof Like Fields, Choice original, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. . The low mintage present challenges to obtaining choice specimens. PCGS has graded 21 pieces in MS63 with only 15 coins in MS64. Above MS64 the 1860 $3 is truly rare. The 1860 $3 gold is not often offered. Coin facts reflects only 2 auction records for MS63 coins in 2016 and none in 2017 and according to Coin Facts only 1 MS64 was auctioned in 2013 none since.This offering is fully choice with profile fields. Brilliant reflective cartwheel luster stands out on the first viewing especially on the reverse. The frosted elements present a cameo effect. Surfaces are blemish free other than a few wispy hairlines that account for the grade. A hammered strike on the obverse and reverse is reflected in the bold hair curls and well defined wreath and bow devices. Housed in a 2015 style PCGS holder. A fine numismatic offering from the Osprey Collection that deserves special consideration.
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
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 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 1991W 1991-W
G$5
PR69DCAM PCGS
26159908
Gem HOLD
$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 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 1992W 1992-W
G$5
MS69 PCGS
26159931
Gem HOLD
$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
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 1993W 1993-W
G$5
PR69CAM PCGS
26159896
Gem HOLD
$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
PF69 UCAM NGC
3686779003
Gem HOLD
$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 1994W 1994-W
G$5
PR69DCAM PCGS
26159886
Gem HOLD
$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 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 1995W 1995-W
G$5
PF69UCAMEO NGC
1792209010
Gem HOLD
$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 HOLD
$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 HOLD
$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 HOLD
$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
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 2006S 2006-S
G$5
MS69 PCGS
26223676
Gem HOLD
$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 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$5 2007W 2007-W
G$5
MS70 PCGS
26160089
Gem HOLD
$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.