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Early and Modern Commemoratives

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There are 12 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on October 10, 2020

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Early Commemoratives
Early Commems 25C 1893 1893
25C
MS63
NGC
193467003
Choice HOLD
$550
1892 Isabella Commemorative, Beautifully Toned, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. The 1893 Isabella is one of my favorite early silver commemoratives due to many being available with beautiful toning. Made available at the World's Columbian Exposition but in the shadow of the Columbian half dollar. Few were purchased by the public and most were sold in later years. This lovely example offers frosty underlying luster multi-color toning. Surfaces are unabraded. Overall eye appeal is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. The assgined NGC grade is a function of luster rather than any distracting marks. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1918 1918
50C
MS65 NGC
2506663008
Gem HOLD
$240
1918 Illinios Commemorative, Thick Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Fully Struck. A wonderful "Lincoln" Illinios Centennial half dollar with rich frosty luster and active cartwheels. Though considered to be common, most will be found untoned white or with light toning. This fully struck example has eye appealing medium gold coloring and is above average for the asking price. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Early Commems 50C 1921 1921
50C
MS64 PCGS
82180849
Gem $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 1927 1927
50C
MS63 PCGS
35744125
Choice $260 Vermont Sesquicentennial, Near Gem Original, Steely Cartwheels, Substantial Eye Appeal. Net distribution of 28,142 as 11,892 were melted. Struck in very high relief as compared to other early silver commemoratives. Survivors all show excellent detail but the high relief brought about friction on Ira Allen's cheek. This MS63 graded example offers exceptional steely luster and is so pleasing. Cartwheels are vibrant. Faint speckled ebony toning is concentrated at the peripheries. Near gem for the assigned grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Early Commems 50C 1934 1934
50C
MS66
NGC
183349022
Gem HOLD
$415
1934 Boone Commemorative, Low Mintage, Thick Frosty Luster, Copper-Gold Patina, Superb Gem. The 1934 Boone silver commemorative mintage was limited to 10,007 coins with a high survival rate. This issue is found with frosty to satiny-like luster with excellent eye appeal. Collector challenge is locating an example that they find especially appealing. This lovely specimen captured my attention at the 2019 Winter Baltimore pre-show buying event as so attractive and well struck. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval.
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 1935S 1935-S
50C
MS65
PCGS Rattler
1104894
Gem $165 New October 10! California Pacific International Exposition (San Diego), Brilliant Frosty Luster, Fully Struck. A high mintage resulted for the souvenir California Expo commemorative half dollar. 70,132 were struck at the San Francisco Mint during 1835 plus another 30,000 at the Denver mintage during 1936. This superb gem offering splendid mint frost through the obverse and reverse devices. Bright light inspection released glowing frosty luster and shimmering cartwheel. There is lots of quality and value at the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) rattler holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1936 1936
50C
MS66
PCGS
19338635
Gem $215 Cleveland Centennial / Great Lakes Exposition, Gem Original, 1/4 Sequentially Numbered, CAC Approval, Pikes Peak Collection. The first of four sequentially numbered Cleveland Centennial half dollars; all are graded MS66 with CAC approval. This offering is serial number (19338635). Light golden coloring covers both sides. Satiny luster is pleasing and uninterrupted along with active cartwheels. Housed in old PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Prices jump quickly for MS67 graded Clevelands. This is an opportunity to own a sweet example.
Early Commems 50C 1936 1936
50C
MS66
PCGS
19338643
Gem $205 Cleveland Centennial / Great Lakes Exposition, Gem Original, 1/4 Sequentially Numbered, CAC Approval, Pikes Peak Collection. The second of four sequentially numbered Cleveland Centennial half dollars; all are graded MS66 with CAC approval. This offering is serial number (19338643). Intense frosty luster is that of a higher grade. Swirling cartwheels make bright light inspection a lot of fun. As much as I like the golden toning on (19338635), the exceptional luster wins the day. At the asking price, consider buying both as conversation pieces. Housed in old PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Prices jump quickly for MS67 graded Clevelands and this offering is so close to the next grade other than a few tiny luster breaks on the reverse.
Early Commems 50C 1936 1936
50C
MS66
PCGS
19338649
Gem $200 Cleveland Centennial / Great Lakes Exposition, Gem Original, 1/4 Sequentially Numbered, CAC Approval, Pikes Peak Collection. The third of four sequentially numbered Cleveland Centennial half dollars; all are graded MS66 with CAC approval. This offering is serial number (19338649). Glowing satiny luster is this example's strong point. Cartwheels are active and pleasing. A single micro jaw divot, as made, holds this one back from a higher grade. Reverse luster is continous and unabraded. Housed in old PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Prices jump quickly for MS67 graded Clevelands.
Early Commems 50C 1936 1936
50C
MS66
PCGS
19338653
Gem $200 Cleveland Centennial / Great Lakes Exposition, Gem Original, 1/4 Sequentially Numbered, CAC Approval, Pikes Peak Collection. The fourth of four sequentially numbered Cleveland Centennial half dollars; all are graded MS66 with CAC approval. This offering is serial number (19338653). Glowing satiny luster is this example's strong point. This example is essentially a twin to (19338653) in terms of coloring and luster. Housed in old PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Prices jump quickly for MS67 graded Clevelands.
Early Commems 50C 1936 1936
50C
MS66
PCGS Rattler
2082717
Gem $350 New October 10! Norfolk Bicentennial, Faint Rose Coloring, Brilliant Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. An ornate early U.S. commemorative design that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the Norfolk borough. A "majestic" example with hammered strike coupled with faint rose shades that have been enhanced by GFRC photography. This offering is ready as a long term "hold" given the rattler holder and CAC green bean. Mintage is only 16,936. U.S commemoratives have been underrated with this gem example being a smart value at the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) rattler holder with CAC approval. CDN CAC guide is $375. If looking for a top shelf Norfolk Commem, this offering should work nicely.
Early Commems 50C 1937 1937
50C
MS66+
PCGS
34804283
Gem $900 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 1938 1938
50C
MS66+ PCGS
36455936
Gem $545 1938 New Rochelle, Superb Gem, Heavily Frosted Surfaces, Shimmering Cartwheels, Old Paper Mount Peripheral Gold. An eye catching New Rochelle offering with shimmering frosty cartwheels. Peripheral copper-gold nicely framed the center obverse while the reverse is more heavily toned. Hammered strike adds to the overall eye appeal. Surfaces are completely unabraded and so well preserved. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and handpicked for GFRC inventory due to its attractiveness.
Early Commems 50C 1946 1946
50C
MS66
NGC
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.
Modern Commemoratives
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