Early Commemorative 90% Silver Half Dollars
Celebrate American Greatness with Collectible Early Commemorative Half Dollars
Commemorative Coins have been much-admired by collectors since the glorious days of ancient Greece and Rome. Early US Commemoratives remain popular among modern-day coin connoisseurs, bursting onto the numismatic stage with the release of the 1892 Columbian Exposition Silver Half Dollar. A dual-purpose Commemorative, the Columbian Exposition Half Dollar celebrated the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ great voyage to the Americas, while raising money for the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893.
In the years following, the United States Mint has issued countless early and modern Commemoratives (often developed to boost revenue without raising taxes), and they are now available through Provident Metals’ easy-to-use website.
The nation’s most acclaimed sculptors, including James Earle Fraser, Charles Barber and George Morgan, designed many of the Early US Commemorative Coins. Issued between 1892 and 1954, early commemoratives came to an end with the George Washington Carver/Booker T. Washington Silver Half Dollars, issued from 1951 - 1954. The momentous set honors two of the greatest African American educators, authors and inventors in American History.
Nearly 30 years later, the United States Mint began work on its Modern Commemorative Program, starting with Elizabeth Jones’ 1982 George Washington Half Dollar design, celebrating the 250th Birthday of the nation’s first President.
In the years since, the US Mint has issued at least two new coin designs annually, most half dollars comprised of a silver-clad composition. And though the half dollar was widely used for early commemoratives, the US Mint has issued only 18 Modern Commemorative Half Dollar Coins--and getting your hands on each is affordable, making it simple to amass a complete Commemoratives collection.
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