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Your favorite classic and modern commemorative

Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,850 ✭✭✭✭✭

Hard choice as I like the Oregon trial series and Layfayette dollar etc but the pilgrim, dates 1920 and 1921, are high relief and have incredible reverse detail so it is my favorite classic… and then I still love the Buffalo modern commemorative - I’m assuming the new Morgan and peace coins are not commemoratives…
Post your favorites!!

Classic (Pilgrim):

Modern (Buffalo):


  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,046 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For silver:

  • BustDMsBustDMs Posts: 1,560 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would go with the Oregon Trail and the Baseball HOF set of 3.

    The baseball set is an innovative design that captured the joy of playing baseball as a kid.

    The Oregon Trail because it is just BEAUTIFUL on both sides!

    Q: When does a collector become a numismatist?

    A: The year they spend more on their library than their coin collection.

    A numismatist is judged more on the content of their library than the content of their cabinet.
  • CRHer700CRHer700 Posts: 426 ✭✭✭✭

    I only really like the classic ones, the modern ones are all so flat looking.

    Cheers, CRHer700 :mrgreen:

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,329 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1) the Connecticut
    2) the Oregon
    3) Texas
    It all depends what I like for that day, fwiw

  • OrlenaOrlena Posts: 300 ✭✭✭

    Lots of nice examples from the classic commemorative series. My two:

  • Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,850 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love theae examples

  • mirabelamirabela Posts: 4,944 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 30, 2023 7:49PM

    Mine is not the very best example in the world, but I'm quite partial to the Vermont half both for its design and for my connections to the place. Some others I especially admire include the Pan Pac designs (all of them!), the Oregon, and the Bay Bridge.

    Among moderns, I have high regard for the 1986 Statue of Liberty half dollar. This pic is not mine, but I still have the two I bought from the mint when they came out, one in proof and one in unc finish. It's a great design, the more poignant for me since so many of my ancestors arrived by way of Ellis Island.


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