Early and Modern Commemoratives

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There are 35 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on April 17, 2018

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Early Commemoratives
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 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 1920 1920
50C
MS65
PCGS
82949958
Gem New Price
$235
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
32785406
Gem $200 New March 8! Pilgrim Tercentenary, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Copper-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Lots of Eye Appeal. Pilgrim Tercentenary. The 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary issue was produced without a date other than the 1620-1920 anniversary period for the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth, Massachusetts. This gorgeous gem example offers frosty cartwheel luster that is overlaid with a rich layer of copper gold patina on the obverse and speckled gold on the reverse. Strike is very well executed and worthy of CAC approval. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A top quality example for someone building an economical set of early United States commemorative halves.
Early Commems 50C 1921 1921
50C
MS64 PCGS
82180849
Gem New Price
$175
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 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 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
MS66
PCGS
34621961
Gem $275 Daniel Boone 200th Anniversary, Superb Gem Original, Eye Appeal, Frosty Light Rose Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. JUST BUY IT NOW! A wonderful FUN show new purchase that immediately grabbed my attention in a wholesaler box. Accurately graded with vibrant satiny cartwheel luster. Surfaces are covered with a light gold skin with some rose hues. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Definitely pleasing to my eyes, else I would not have purchased for the GFRC community to consider.
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 1935S 1935-S
50C
MS66
PCGS
18426891
Gem $225 California-Pacific International Exposition (San Diego), Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Golden Patina, Accurately Graded . Struck to commemorate the "California-Pacific International Exposition which was held in San Diego in 1935 and 1936. Frosty white early commemoratives are easy to be found. The challenge is locating those high end mint state pieces that have superior toning. Case in point is this lovely 1935-S San Diego commemorative with satiny cartwheel luster and a transparent golden skin. At the MS66 grade level, there are no blemishes to be expected and this is the case here. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Early Commems 50C 1937 1937
50C
MS66+
PCGS
34804283
Gem $900 New March 30! Antietam Civil War Battle Commemorative, Superb Gem Original, Old Mint Holder Toning, Accurately Graded. The 1937 Antietam Civil War half dollar commemorative is popular with collectors. The original mintage was 50,028 coins although 32,000 were melted as unsold. Therefore the surviving mintage distributed to collectors is only 18,028. Most surviving examples will grade in the MS63 to MS66 range. This offering is well above average with old mintage holder paper toning that is quite evident on the reverse. Frosty cartwheel luster is brilliant and swirling when viewed under a light source. A superior example that is fairly graded as MS66+ and approved by CAC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
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 New Price
$130
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 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.
Early Commems 50C 1946 1946
50C
MS66 PCGS OGH
4795316
Gem $140 New March 8! Iowa Statehood Centennial, Glowing Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Eye Appeal. 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 PCGS old green holder. Perfect for the collector attempting a set of PCGS rattler early commemoratives.
Gold G$10 1897 1897
G$10
MS64
PCGS
34881876
Choice $1725 New April 17! Near Gem Original, Crusty Original Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. If crusty original mint state United States gold is your cup of tea, then this near gem 1897 $10 eagle deserves special consideration. Purchased from an old Sarasota Florida estate that has been off the market for decades and freshly graded during early 2018. A recent CAC submission resulted in the strict originality being rewarded with Green bean approval. Surfaces are covered with a thin crusty skin with the luster being satiny textured along with cartwheel effects. GFRC images accurately capture the surfaces and overall appearance. PCGS price guide jumps dramatically at the MS65 grade level thus this lovely example is at the last "affordable" grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$10 1899 1899
G$10
MS62 PCGS
34881877
Original HOLD
$725
New April 17! Crusty Original, Soft Satiny Luster, Minimal Blemishes, Accurately Graded. Crusty original surfaces are the highlight of this 1899 $10 eagle. Purchased as part of a longer lot from an old Sarasota Florida estate that has been off the market for decades and freshly graded during early 2018. Surfaces are covered with a thin crusty skin with the luster being satiny textured along with cartwheel effects on the reverse. GFRC images accurately capture the surfaces and overall appearance. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An excellent numismatic and bullion gold holding for the long term.
Gold G$10 1901 1901
G$10
AU55
PCGS
34881878
Choice $750 New April 17! Crusty Original Gold Patina, Choice Surfaces, Residual Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded . If crusty original gold is your cup of tea, then this choice 1901 $10 eagle might just catch your attention. GFRC images accurately capture the surfaces and overall appearance. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with fresh CAC review and green bean approval. From an old Sarasota Florida estate that has been off the market for decades.
Gold G$10 1907 1907
G$10
MS63 PCGS
34881879
Choice $765 New April 8! Last Year Liberty Design, Choice Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. An attractive and choice original 1907 Liberty $10 gold piece purchased from a Sarasota estate. Frosty surfaces are fully choice with vibrant cartwheel luster. Strike is absolutely hammered and pleasing. Blemishes are minimal and consistent with the assigned MS63 grade. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Last year of issue and so pleasing.
Gold G$2.5 1896 1896
G$2.5
AU58 PCGS
34881861
Choice $325 New April 8! Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. A strictly original 1896 Liberty $2.5 gold piece purchased from a Sarasota estate. Crusty gold surfaces are choice with satiny luster peeking through the thick patina when viewed under a light source. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Value priced.
Gold G$2.5 1907 1907
G$2.5
MS64 PCGS
34881862
Choice $520 New April 8! Choice Original, Crusty Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded. A strictly original 1907 Liberty $2.5 gold piece purchased from a Sarasota estate. Surfaces are 100% original with crusty thin orange gold patina that still allows swirling satiny luster to radiate. 100% struck with absolutely no points of weakness. A careful 10x loupe inspection failed to locate a single distraction worth mentioning. Overall a choice original example that has been properly stored for years. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Fairly priced to find a new home quickly.
Gold G$2.5 1913 1913
G$2.5
AU58 PCGS
34881870
Original $290 New April 8! Crusty Dirty Gold Surfaces, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded. A strictly original 1913 Indian $2.5 gold piece purchased from a Sarasota estate. Crusty dirty gold surfaces are validation of the strict originality. Satiny luster still manages to peek through the thick patina when viewed under a light source. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Value priced.
Gold G$2.5 1927 1927
G$2.5
MS63 PCGS
34881872
Choice $445 New April 7! Choice Original Surfaces, Light Copper Gold Patina, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded. A strictly original 1827 Indian $2.5 gold piece purchased from a Sarasota estate. Surfaces are covered with lightcopper gold patina while still allowing satiny luster to radiate under a light source. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Value priced.
Gold G$5 1893 1893
G$5
EF45 PCGS
34881874
Original HOLD
$350
New April 10! Crusty Original Surfaces, Honest Wear, Scarce Date. A strictly original 1893 $5 gold piece purchased from a Sarasota estate. Surfaces are covered with crusty light copper gold patina. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Value priced and ready for inclusion in a circulated gold type set.
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
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 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 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
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.