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Circulated Commemoratives

braddickbraddick Posts: 22,516 ✭✭✭✭✭

I'd love to see some of your circulated early commemoratives.

Here is one I just picked up (the most common one found in lower circulated grades.):



  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like circulated commemoratives since that was the first way I encountered them - as a kid with a paper route. The Booker T. Washington and the Columbian Expo were the first commemoratives I had ever seen. Years later, I assembled a short set of the states I lived and worked in - nine coins. Cheers, RickO

  • MASSU2MASSU2 Posts: 252 ✭✭✭✭

    @Barberian said:
    Oh my! I'm sorting through my circulated classic commems tonight, pulling a few out for grading at Summer FUN, and I just finished scanning the remaining coins in my Dansco for the heck of it when I saw this thread. Here are a bunch circulated commemoratives in a Dansco. Some slots have the wrong coins in them, indicating that coin is TPG graded and I'm filling the slot with another commem. I still need a Spanish Trail, a Bridgeport, and a Cincinnati. Anyway, here are a bunch of circulated classic commems to look at.

    LOVE this!

  • BarberianBarberian Posts: 2,720 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Cladiator said:
    Don't own it anymore, sometimes I wish I did.

    Lincolns tone readily and many are really nicely toned in XF and AU. I'm sure you could find a nice replacement pretty quickly on eBay. I bought the first originally toned Lincoln I encountered, but I kept finding even nicer Lincolns and now have at least 5 in my collection.

    3 rim nicks away from Good
  • colorcommemcolorcommem Posts: 205 ✭✭✭
    edited July 12, 2023 12:38PM

    lowest graded pcgs 1921 pilgrim

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,288 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Awesome Dansco and set, @Barberian! Also, thank you for the explanation of the coins in the slots as I was just about to post to point them out to you. :D

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

  • Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a question that has always baffled me - why are there so many circulated classic comms out there? For sure the modern comms would not “show up” in pocket change - I never understood this …

    But love this post - big fan of classic comms

  • Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not circulated so much but one of my favs

  • HigashiyamaHigashiyama Posts: 2,103 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here is one of my favorites, ex-Braddick collection!

  • CoinHoarderCoinHoarder Posts: 2,313 ✭✭✭✭✭

  • pocketpiececommemspocketpiececommems Posts: 5,608 ✭✭✭✭✭

    20+ years ago when I became interested in circulated commems Braddick was the first person that I talked to on the boards. His insights have definitely been a plus to me and many others. I have a graded lowball set, a circ Dansco album and a holed Dansco. In addition I have a graded circ gold set minus the $50’s

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