Modern Commemorative Coins: A List Of U.S. Commemorative Coins (1982 – Present) And What They’re Worth



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Commemorative coins have been around since the days of the Greeks and Romans. In the beginning, they were used to record and honor important events. And, in the absence of newspapers, they proved useful in passing along important news of the day.

Many modern nations have issued commemorative coins which are highly sought after by collectors. But no nation has surpassed the United States when it comes to commemorative coins.

People who collect commemoratives are usually geared more toward the historical side of coin collecting. It is the historical features of the commemoratives that create interest among many people who would otherwise have little interest in coins.

Here’s more about U.S. modern commemorative coins…

 

What Are Commemorative Coins?

These special coins are usually issued either to commemorate events or to help pay for monuments and celebrations that commemorate historical persons, places, or things.

A commemorative coin is offered in most instances by a commission in charge of the event to be commemorated and it is sold at a price higher than the face value of the coin.

There have been many many commemoratives made over the years — too many to list in one article. So I’m going to list what are known as the modern commemorative coins here.

See a list of older U.S. commemorative coins from 1892 to 1954.

 

What Are Modern Commemorative Coins?

Modern commemorative coins are uncirculated commemorative coins minted from 1982 to present date. They are all listed below — with their current values.

The U.S. Mint’s modern commemorative coin program began in 1982. Commemorative coins celebrate and honor American people, places, events, and institutions. These coins help raise money for important causes as well as commemorating important aspects of American history. Although these coins are legal tender, they are not minted for general circulation. Each commemorative coin is produced by the U.S. Mint in limited quantity and is only available for a limited time.

It’s worth noting that many people consider popular coin programs (like the 50 States Quarters and America the Beautiful Quarters) to be modern commemorative coins — and we include them as such whenever we talk about commemoratives here at The Fun Times Guide to Coins.

However, circulating coin programs are technically not commemorative coins in the proper sense — even though the coins do commemorate certain people, places, and things.

The coins mentioned in this article are, indeed, true U.S. Mint uncirculated commemoratives that are legal tender but not intended for general circulation.

 

List Of Modern Commemorative Coins Value – By Year

The prices listed below are for MS-67 grade coins. Anything graded less will be worth considerably less.

 

2018

Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins
2018-D Half Dollar – $20
2018-P Silver Dollar – $40
2018-W $5 Pink Gold Coin – $375

World War I Centennial Commemorative Coin
2018-P Silver Dollar – $40

 

2017

Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coins
2017-D Half Dollar – $20
2017-P Silver Dollar – $40
2017-W $5 Gold Coin – $360

Lions Clubs International Centennial Commemorative Coin
2017-P Silver Dollar – $45

 

2016

Mark Twain Commemorative Coins
2016-P Silver Dollar – $40
2016-W $5 Gold Coin – $360

National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins
2016-D Half Dollar – $18
2016-P Silver Dollar – $45
2016-W $5 Gold Coin – $365

 

2015

U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins
2015-D Half Dollar – $17
2015-P Silver Dollar – $45
2015-W $5 Gold Coin – $375

March of Dimes Commemorative Coin
2015-P Silver Dollar – $45

 

2014

Civil Rights Act of 1964 Commemorative Coin
2014-P Silver Dollar – $75

National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins
2014-D Half Dollar – $35
2014-P Silver Dollar – $70
2014-W $5 Gold Coin – $825

 

2013

5-Star Generals Commemorative Coins
2013-D Half Dollar – $35
2013-W Silver Dollar – $40
2013-P $5 Gold Coin – $975

Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Commemorative Coin
2013-W Silver Dollar – $40

 

2012

Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins
2012-P Silver Dollar – $45
2012-W $5 Gold Coin – $475

Infantry Soldier Commemorative Coin
2012-W Silver Dollar – $40

 

2011

Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins
2011-S Silver Dollar – $45
2011-P $5 Gold Coin – $525

United States Army Commemorative Coins
2011-D Half Dollar – $60
2011-S Silver Dollar – $45
2011-P $5 Gold Coin – $400

 

2010

Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin
2010-P Silver Dollar – $27

American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Coin
2010-W Silver Dollar – $30

 

2009

Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Coin
2009-P Silver Dollar – $30

Louis Braille Bicentennial Commemorative Coin
2009-P Silver Dollar – $27

 

2008

Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins
2008-W $5 Gold Coin – $300
2008-P Silver Dollar – $25
2008-S Half Dollar – $12

 

2007

Little Rock Central High School Desegregation Commemorative Coin
2007-P Silver Dollar – $30

Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coins
2007-P Silver Dollar – $35
2007-P $5 Gold Coin – $320

 

2006

San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative Coins
2006-S Silver Dollar – $40
2006-S $5 Gold Coin – $320

Benjamin Franklin Commemorative Coins
2006-P “Scientist” Silver Dollar – $30
2006-P “Founding Father” Silver Dollar – $30

 

2005

Chief Justice John Marshall Commemorative Coin
2005-P Silver Dollar – $40

Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Commemorative Coin
2005-P Silver Dollar – $45

 

2004

Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commemorative Coin
2004-P Silver Dollar – $30

Thomas Alva Edison Commemorative Coin
2004-P Silver Dollar – $45

 

2003

First in Flight Centennial Commemorative Coins
2003-P Half Dollar – $12
2003-P Silver Dollar – $40
2003-P $10 Gold Coin – $800

 

2002

West Point Bicentennial Commemorative Coin
2002-W Silver Dollar – $30

Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Coins
2002-D Silver Dollar – $40
2002-W $5 Gold Coin – $315

 

2001

American Buffalo Commemorative Coin
2001-D Silver Dollar – $165

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Commemorative Coins
2001-P Half Dollar – $16
2001-P Silver Dollar – $35
2001-W $5 Gold Coin – $1,000

 

2000

Leif Ericson Millennium Commemorative Coin
2000-P Silver Dollar – $65

Library of Congress Commemorative Coins
2000-P Silver Dollar – $25
2000-W Gold/Platinum $10 Coin – $1,200

 

1999

Yellowstone National Park Commemorative Coin
1999-P Silver Dollar – $50

George Washington Commemorative Coin
1999-W $5 Gold Coin – $315

Dolley Madison Commemorative Coin
1999-P Silver Dollar – $30

 

1998

Black Revolutionary War Patriots Commemorative Coin
1998-S Silver Dollar – $80

Robert F. Kennedy Commemorative Coin
1998-S Silver Dollar – $35

 

1997

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Commemorative Coins
1997-P Silver Dollar – $115

Jackie Robinson Commemorative Coins
1997-S Silver Dollar – $80
1997-W $5 Gold Coin – $1,450

Franklin D. Roosevelt Commemorative Coin
1997-W $5 Gold Coin – $450

Botanic Garden Commemorative Coin
1997-P Silver Dollar – $25

 

1996

Smithsonian Institution 150th Anniversary Commemorative Coins
1996-D Silver Dollar – $70
1996-W $5 Gold Coin – $350

National Community Service Commemorative Coin
1996-S Silver Dollar – $120

Centennial Olympics Commemorative Coins
1996-S Swimming Half Dollar – $110
1996-S Soccer Half Dollar – $100
1996-D Tennis Silver Dollar – $220
1996-D Paralympics Silver Dollar – $225
1996-D Rowing Silver Dollar – $215
1996-D High Jump Silver Dollar – $225
1996-W Flag Bearer $5 Gold Coin – $500
1996-W Cauldron $5 Gold Coin – $1,025

 

1995

Centennial Olympics Commemorative Coins
1995-S Basketball Half Dollar – $17
1995-S Baseball Half Dollar – $20
1995-D Gymnastics Silver Dollar – $45
1995-D Paralympics Silver Dollar – $30
1995-D Track and Field Silver Dollar – $65
1995-D Cycling Silver Dollar – $125
1995-W Torch Runner $5 Gold Coin – $550
1995-W Stadium $5 Gold Coin – $1,000

Civil War Battlefield Commemorative Coins
1995-S Half Dollar – $35
1995-P Silver Dollar – $60
1995-W $5 Gold Coin – $420

Special Olympics World Games Commemorative Coin
1995-W Silver Dollar – $35

 

1994

U.S. Capitol Bicentennial Commemorative Coin
1994-D Silver Dollar – $35

Women in Military Service for America Commemorative Coin
1994-W Silver Dollar – $30

American Prisoners of War Commemorative Coin
1994-W Silver Dollar – $70

Vietnam War Memorial / Washington DC 10th Anniversary Commemorative Coin
1994-W Silver Dollar – $75

Thomas Jefferson 250th Anniversary Commemorative Coin
1994-P Silver Dollar – $27

World Cup Tournament Commemorative Coins
1994-D Half Dollar – $7
1994-D Silver Dollar – $38
1994-W $5 Gold Coin – $370

 

1993

World War II 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins
1991-1995 P Half Dollar – $12
1991-1995 D Silver Dollar – $40
1991-1995 W $5 Gold Coin – $375

Bill of Rights Commemorative Coins
1993-W Half Dollar – $17
1993-D Silver Dollar – $35
1993-W $5 Gold Coin – $325

 

1992

Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Commemorative Coins
1992-D Half Dollar – $7
1992-D Silver Dollar – $35
1992-W $5 Gold Coin – $350

White House 200th Anniversary Commemorative Coin
1992-D Silver Dollar – $25

1992 Olympics Commemorative Coins
1992-P Half Dollar – $8
1992-D Silver Dollar – $32
1992-W $5 Gold Coin – $350

 

1991

United Service Organizations (USO) Commemorative Coin
1991-D Silver Dollar – $30

Korean War Memorial Commemorative Coin
1991-D Silver Dollar – $20

Mount Rushmore Golden Anniversary Commemorative Coins
1991-D Half Dollar – $12
1991-P Silver Dollar – $35
1991-W $5 Gold Coin – $350

 

1990

Eisenhower Centennial Commemorative Coin
1990-W Silver Dollar – $30

 

1989

Congress Bicentennial Commemorative Coins
1989-D Half Dollar – $8
1989-D Silver Dollar – $25
1989-W $5 Gold Coin – $350

 

1988

Seoul Olympics Commemorative Coins
1988-D Silver Dollar – $20
1988-W $5 Gold Coin – $350

 

1987

Constitution Bicentennial Commemorative Coins
1987-P Silver Dollar – $20
1987-W $5 Gold Coin – $350

 

1986

Statue of Liberty Commemorative Coins
1986-D Half Dollar – $4
1986-P Silver Dollar – $20
1986-W $5 Gold Coin – $350

 

1984

Los Angeles Olympics Commemorative Coins
1984-P Coliseum Silver Dollar – $25
1984-D Coliseum Silver Dollar – $27
1984-S Coliseum Silver Dollar – $27
1984-W $10 Gold Coin – $700

 

1983

Los Angeles Olympics Commemorative Coins
1983-P Discus Thrower Silver Dollar – $25
1983-D Discus Thrower Silver Dollar – $25
1983-S Discus Thrower Silver Dollar – $25

 

1982

George Washington 250th Anniversary Commemorative Coin
1982-D Half Dollar – $9

 

Modern commemorative coins are only available directly from the United States Mint for a limited time.

Jay

I have been collecting and trading coins for years. Coin collecting is a hobby for me, and I've done a lot of research about coins through the years.

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