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List of United States commemorative coins and medals (1800s)

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1848[edit]

Circulating coins[edit]

Face value Coin Obverse design Reverse design Composition Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
$2.50 "CAL" Liberty quarter eagle [Note 1] Standard Liberty Head quarter eagle obverse Standard Liberty Head quarter eagle reverse with "CAL." punched into the field 90% Au, 10% Cu Uncirculated:

1,389 (P)[1]

1848 NNC-US-1848-G$2½-Liberty Head (CAL) (reverse).jpg

1892[edit]

Non-circulating coins[edit]

Face value Coin Obverse design Reverse design Composition Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
50¢ Columbian half dollar Christopher Columbus Port view of the Santa María above two hemispheres flanked by the date 1492 90% Ag, 10% Cu Authorized:

5,000,000 (max 1892-1893 total)

Uncirculated:

950,000 (P)

1892[2] Columbian exposition half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Columbian exposition half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg

1893[edit]

Non-circulating coins[edit]

Face value Coin Obverse design Reverse design Composition Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
25¢ Isabella quarter Isabella I of Castile Kneeling female with distaff and spindle, symbolizing women's industry 90% Ag, 10% Cu Authorized:

40,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

40,023 (P)[3]

1893 Isabella quarter obverse.jpg Isabella quarter reverse.jpg
50¢ Columbian half dollar Christopher Columbus Port view of the Santa María above two hemispheres flanked by the date 1492 90% Ag, 10% Cu Uncirculated:

4,052,105 (P)[4]

1893 1893 Columbian Half NGC MS62 Obverse.png 1893 Columbian Half NGC MS62 Reverse.png

1899[edit]

Non-circulating coins[edit]

Face value Coin Obverse design Reverse design Composition Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
$1 Lafayette dollar
(dated 1900)
Conjoined busts of George Washington and Lafayette Equestrian statue of Lafayette 90% Ag, 10% Cu Authorized:

50,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

50,026 (P)[5]

1900 Lafayette memorial commemorative dollar obverse.jpg Lafayette memorial commemorative dollar reverse.jpg

Notes[edit]

^1 The 1848 "CAL" quarter eagle was not popular with numismatists, and all unsold coins were placed into circulation. The coin commemorated the California Gold Rush.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1848 "CAL" Liberty Quarter Eagle". Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  2. ^ "1892-1893 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar Commemorative Coin". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  3. ^ "The Early Quarter Dollars of the United States: Commemorative Coins of the United States (Page 10)". PCGS. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  4. ^ "The Early Quarter Dollars of the United States: Commemorative Coins of the United States (Page 5)". www.pcgs.com. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  5. ^ Khachatryan, G. S.; Alaverdyan, A. A. (1975). "[Changes in the content of ribosomal RNA and the activity of ribosomal RNAase in the brain under natural physiological conditions]". Voprosy Meditsinskoi Khimii. 21 (3): 264–268. ISSN 0042-8809. PMID 1900.