Commemorative coins have been popular in history since the days of the Roman Empire. The United States Gold Commemorative Coin program began with the issue of the 1903 Louisiana Purchase gold dollar. Others were struck intermittently thru 1926. In 1984 the Mint again started issuing gold commemoratives
Commemorative coins are those that were minted to commemorate a particular event, person or organization.
U.S. Congress authorizes the production of commemorative coins to celebrate and honor American people, places, events and institutions. Although they are legal tender, they are not minted for general circulation. Production is limited in quantity and for a limited time.
Certified Grade Coins
Certified coins in perfect MS70 or PF70 condition are considered actual “museum-quality.” With their flawless finish, perfect condition and rarity, they are preferred by both collectors and investors. As true collectibles, they are not as subject to the ups and downs of the commodities market, which has made their value more stable over time than gold bullion.
Some U.S. Gold Commemorative Coins you should consider
The USA produced their first regular issue of gold coins in 1795. Most coins have an eagle as a part of their design, but for some reason the $10 piece acquired the name eagle, and the other sizes as double eagles, half eagles, and quarter eagles. The five dollar gold pieces are therefore known as half eagles.
1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games Commemorative Coin
The USA issued gold commemorative eagles for the 23rd Olympic Games, which took place in Los Angeles, California in 1984.
1926 Philadelphia Sesquicentennial
In 1926, the USA issued gold commemorative $2.50 dollar coins for the 150th Anniversary of Independence in 1776.