While Modern Commemoratives are the topic of many discussions among collectors, they couldn't be modern without some Classic Commemoratives coming before them. It's widely known the modern version of the commemorative program began in 1982. However, prior to 1982, the last commemorative coin struck by the U.S. Mint was from 1954. Classic Commemorative U.S. coins were offered in silver and gold. The classic era of the commemorative coin program was from 1892 to 1954 for silver coins and 1903 to 1926 for gold.
Some of the most popular classic commemorative coins are the location themed half dollars. These half dollars were produced for quite a number of locations throughout the U.S., similar to the 50 State or America the Beautiful quarter programs. Commemorative half dollars honoring individuals from the classic era are an excellent choice as well. These half dollars honored many notable Americans such as Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant to name a few.
Classic commemoratives provide an array of options among U.S. coins. When you're ready for a classic commemorative coin you might just find what you're looking for right here at MCM.