Early Commemoratives


Early US Commemoratives

Early U.S. Commemorative Half Dollars

Minted in silver 1892 to 1954

The U.S. Mint issued its first ever commemorative in 1892 at the World’s Fair in Chicago, a silver half dollar commemorating the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' journey to the Americas. U.S. commemoratives were often issued to raise funds for the construction of a monument or for preservation of an historic site, and were generally struck in tiny quantities by any standard. From 1892 to 1954, the U.S. Mint produced 48 different half dollar designs, the 1892 Isabella Quarter, and the 1900 Lafayette dollar, each struck in silver and each exquisitely designed. Start today to collect one of each type or collect the entire 144-coin series which would include all dates and mintmarks.


  • Columbian Half 1892

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $66.00

  • Columbian Half 1893

    Choice About Uncirculated

    $22.00

  • Columbian Half 1893

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $64.00

  • Isabella Quarter 1893

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $395.00

  • McKinley Gold Dollar 1917

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $695.00

  • Maine Half 1920

    Choice About Uncirculated

    $129.00

  • Maine Half 1920

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $155.00

  • Pilgrim Half 1920

    Choice About Uncirculated

    $79.00

  • Pilgrim Half 1920

    Select Brilliant Uncirculated

    $89.00

  • Pilgrim Half 1920

    Gem Brilliant Uncirculated

    $195.00

  • Alabama Half 1921

    Choice About Uncirculated

    $175.00

  • Alabama Half 1921

    Select Brilliant Uncirculated

    $229.00

  • Alabama Half 1921

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $285.00

  • Pilgrim Half 1921

    Choice About Uncirculated

    $165.00

  • Monroe Half 1923-S

    Choice About Uncirculated

    $59.00

  • Monroe Half 1923-S

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $125.00

  • $55.00

  • Lexington Half 1925

    Choice About Uncirculated

    $69.00

  • Lexington Half 1925

    Select Brilliant Uncirculated

    $95.00

  • Stone Mountain Half 1925

    Gem Brilliant Uncirculated

    $139.00

  • $145.00

  • $195.00

  • Sesqui-Centennial Half 1926

    Choice About Uncirculated

    $78.00

  • Sesqui-Centennial Half 1926

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $145.00

  • Maryland Half 1934

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $155.00

  • Maryland Half 1934

    Gem Brilliant Uncirculated

    $185.00

  • San Diego Half 1935-S

    Gem Brilliant Uncirculated

    $125.00

  • Long Island Half 1936

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $95.00

  • Long Island Half 1936

    Gem Brilliant Uncirculated

    $165.00

  • Robinson Half 1936

    Gem Brilliant Uncirculated

    $179.00

  • $17.50

  • $49.00

  • Booker T. Washington Half 1946

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $26.00

  • $54.00

  • $69.00

  • $68.00

  • $16.50

  • $98.00

  • Columbian Half 1893

    Extremely Fine

    $19.50

  • Columbian Half 1893

    Select Brilliant Uncirculated

    $36.00

  • $11.50

  • Spanish Trail Half 1935

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $995.00

  • $95.00

  • $195.00

  • Washington-Carver Half 1953-S

    Gem Brilliant Uncirculated

    $58.00

  • Booker T. Washington Half 1946-S

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $28.00

  • $75.00

  • Gettysburg 1936 Half

    Gem Brilliant Uncirculated

    $695.00