List of United States commemorative coins and medals (1910s)

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1915

Non-circulating coins

Face valueCoinObverse designReverse designCompositionMintageAvailableObverseReverse
50¢ Panama Pacific Exposition half dollar Liberty in front of San Francisco's Golden Gate Eagle perched on a shield90% Ag, 10% Cu Authorized:

200,000 (max)

Contents

Pattern: [1]

4 (S) (silver)
2 (S) (gold)
4 (S) (copper)

Uncirculated:

200,030 S [2]

1915 1915-S 50C Panama-Pacific (obverse).jpg 1915-S 50C Panama-Pacific (reverse).jpg
$1 Panama Pacific Exposition dollarPanama Canal laborer wearing a cap Dolphins 90% Au, 10% CuAuthorized:

25,000 (max)

Pattern: [3]

9 (S) (gold)
2 (S) (silver)

Uncirculated:

25,034 S [4]

1915 Panama-Pacific dollar obverse.jpg Panama-Pacific dollar reverse.jpg
$2.50 Panama Pacific Exposition quarter eagle Columbia riding a hippocampus Eagle90% Au, 10% CuAuthorized:

10,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

10,017 S [5]

1915 1915-S $2 1-2 Panama-Pacific Quarter Eagle (obverse).jpg 1915-S $2 1-2 Panama-Pacific Quarter Eagle (reverse).jpg
$50 Panama Pacific Exposition half union

(round)

Minerva Owl 90% Au, 10% CuAuthorized:

1,500 (max)

Uncirculated:

1,510 S [6]

1915 1915-S $50 Panama-Pacific 50 Dollar Round (obv).jpg 1915-S $50 Panama-Pacific 50 Dollar Round (rev).jpg
$50Panama Pacific Exposition half union

(octagonal)

MinervaOwl90% Au, 10% CuAuthorized:

1,500 (max)

Uncirculated:

1,509 S [6]

1915 1915-S $50 Panama-Pacific 50 Dollar Octagonal (obv).jpg 1915-S $50 Panama-Pacific 50 Dollar Octagonal (rev).jpg

1916

Non-circulating coins

Face valueCoinObverse designReverse designCompositionMintageAvailableObverseReverse
$1 McKinley Birthplace Memorial dollar William McKinley National McKinley Birthplace Memorial 90% Au, 10% CuAuthorized:

100,000 (max 1916-1917 total)

Pattern: [7]

1 (P) (nickel)

Uncirculated:

20,026 (P) [8]

1916 Mckinley memorial gold dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Mckinley memorial gold dollar commemorative reverse.jpg

1917

Non-circulating coins

Face valueCoinObverse designReverse designCompositionMintageAvailableObverseReverse
$1McKinley Birthplace Memorial dollarWilliam McKinleyNational McKinley Birthplace Memorial90% Au, 10% CuUncirculated:

10,014 (P) [9]

1917 1917 McKinley dollar obverse.jpg 1917 McKinley dollar reverse.jpg

1918

Non-circulating coins

Face valueCoinObverse designReverse designCompositionMintageAvailableObverseReverse
50¢ Illinois Centennial half dollar Abraham Lincoln Eagle with a shield and a ribbon90% Ag, 10% CuAuthorized:

100,000 (max)

Pattern: [10]

4 (P)

Uncirculated:

100,058 (P) [11]

1918 Illinois centennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Illinois centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg

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Panama–Pacific International Exposition 1915 worlds fair held in San Francisco, California, United States

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West Point Mint Branch of the United States Mint

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Quarter eagle Gold coin issued by the United States

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Half union

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Coronet large cent One-cent coin issued by the United States Mint from 1816 to 1857

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Capped Bust Former design used on United States coinage

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United States Sesquicentennial coinage 1926 commemorative US half dollar and quarter eagle

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Panama–Pacific commemorative coins Series of five commemorative coins of the United States

The five Panama–Pacific commemorative coins were produced in connection with the 1915 Panama–Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Struck at that city's mint, the issue included round and octagonal $50 pieces. Excepting modern bullion coins, these two gold pieces are the highest denomination ever issued and the largest coins ever struck by the United States Mint. The octagonal $50 piece is the only U.S. coin to be issued that is not round.

California Pacific International Exposition half dollar United States commemorative fifty-cent piece

The California Pacific International Exposition half dollar, sometimes called the California Pacific half dollar or the San Diego half dollar, is a commemorative fifty-cent piece struck by the United States Bureau of the Mint in 1935 and 1936. Robert I. Aitken designed the coin. Its obverse depicts Minerva and other elements of the Seal of California; the reverse shows buildings from the California Pacific International Exposition, which the coin was issued to honor.

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2000 Sacagawea dollar – Washington quarter mule United States error coin

The 2000 Sacagawea dollar – Washington quarter mule is an error coin featuring the obverse of a Washington quarter and the reverse of a Sacagawea dollar struck on a gold-colored dollar coin planchet. It is one of the first known authentic mule coins to be released into circulation by the United States Mint.

Below are the mintage figures for the United States quarter.

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