Silver Commemoratives

United States silver commemorative coins, which are struck both as uncirculated coins and proofs, pay homage to people, organizations, places, and events that have formed, and in some cases continue to form, America. The coin’s celebrate historical figures such as George Washington, Franklin Roosevelt, and Robert Kennedy, as well as events like the Olympics. Artists such as Samuel Clemens, better known and Mark Twain, and marquis American events that changed world history such as the First Flight are also included. Perhaps most importantly, many of these coins pay homage to the men and women who fought to preserve the nation and the values for which it stands. Together, these coins provide a patchwork history of one of the world’s youngest yet influential countries. Keep reading below to learn about the extensive United States Mint silver commemorative coin options we have available for purchase here at

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Mark Twain Commemorative

Arguably the most beloved author in American history, Mark Twain offered fascinating insights on life in the American South in the wake of the Civil War. He mixed humor and drama to tell his stories. In 2016, the U.S Mint struck a silver commemorative to honor his legacy. The coin features both an effigy of him smoking a pipe and scenes from some of his most famous stories.

World War I Coin

As Gen William T. Sherman once said, “War is hell.” While they have been fought throughout human history, perhaps none has been as gruesome as the First World War. Bloody trench warfare with what was then advanced weaponry and barbed wire made for a conflict that had many calling it “the war to end all wars.” On the 100th anniversary of its 1918 end, the US Mint issued both a business strike and a proof commemorative to mark the occasion. The $1 coins are currently available together with a 1922 Peace Dollar as part of a set here at

Apollo 11 Commemoratives

Exploration and travel have been recurring themes among American silver commemoratives, with coins struck for the millennial anniversary of Leif Erickson’s discovery of America in 2000 and the centennial anniversary of the First Flight in 2003. A more recent issue celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon mission. The mission land man on the moon for the first time. In doing so, it not only accomplished a feat that was considered unthinkable for most of human history but also expanded the boundaries of what man could dream of accomplishing in the future. The 2019 silver commemorative, which is domed, features a footprint on the moon’s surface on the obverse and the Apollo 11 mission patch on the other.

Classic Commemoratives

Modern commemorative silver coins were first struck in 1982, but they were not the first commemoratives issued by the US Mint. Silver commemoratives were also issued from 1892-1954, although coins were not struck every year through that period. Unlike modern silver commemoratives, this series focused heavily on states and cities rather than people, organizations, and events, though coins celebrating Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver were struck over several years. Largely forgotten for decades, the coins have experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Unlike modern silver commemoratives, nearly all these coins were half dollars.

1892-1893 Columbian Expo Commemorative

America’s first ever commemorative silver half dollar was struck for the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition. The event celebrated the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s discovery of the Americas. 1.5 million of these coins were struck, but the bulk of them were circulated and later melted. Between the coin’s status as the first American silver commemorative and the fact that it commemorated such an important historical event, this coin is perfect both for collectors who are interested in history, be it numismatic