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.


  • Alabama Half 1921

    Choice About Uncirculated

    $169.00

  • Alabama Half 1921

    Select Brilliant Uncirculated

    $219.00

  • Alabama Half 1921

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $295.00

  • Antietam Half 1937

    Gem Brilliant Uncirculated

    $595.00

  • Arkansas Half 1936

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $99.00

  • Bay Bridge Half 1936-S

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $169.00

  • $68.00

  • $98.00

  • Booker T. Washington Half 1946

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $26.00

  • Booker T. Washington Half 1946

    Gem Brilliant Uncirculated

    $49.00

  • Booker T. Washington Half 1946-D

    Gem Brilliant Uncirculated

    $49.00

  • $179.00

  • Booker T. Washington Half 1946-S

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $28.00

  • Booker T. Washington Half 1946-S

    Gem Brilliant Uncirculated

    $44.00

  • $49.00

  • Booker T. Washington Half 1947

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $58.00

  • Booker T. Washington Half 1951

    Gem Brilliant Uncirculated

    $48.00

  • $39.00

  • $185.00

  • $54.00

  • $69.00

  • Booker T. Washington Half 1951

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $38.00

  • $195.00

  • Cleveland Half 1936

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $125.00

  • $12.50

  • Columbian Half 1892

    Choice About Uncirculated

    $22.00

  • Columbian Half 1892

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $64.00

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  • $11.50

  • $16.50

  • $9.95

  • Columbian Half 1893

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $64.00

  • $145.00

  • Columbian Half 1893

    Extremely Fine

    $18.50

  • Columbian Half 1893

    Select Brilliant Uncirculated

    $34.00

  • Columbian Half 1893

    Choice About Uncirculated

    $22.00

  • Gettysburg Half 1936

    Gem Brilliant Uncirculated

    $665.00

  • Huguenot Half 1924

    Gem Brilliant Uncirculated

    $195.00

  • $449.00

  • Lafayette Dollar 1900

    Choice About Uncirculated

    $475.00

  • Lafayette Dollar 1900

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $675.00

  • Lexington Half 1925

    Select Brilliant Uncirculated

    $95.00

  • $55.00

  • Lexington Half 1925

    Extremely Fine

    $66.00

  • Lexington Half 1925

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $109.00

  • Lincoln Half 1918

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $169.00

  • Long Island Half 1936

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $89.00

  • Long Island Half 1936

    Gem Brilliant Uncirculated

    $155.00

  • Maine Half 1920

    Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

    $155.00