United States silver commemoratives can be considered a textbook of history reflected through coins. Each of the fifty different types honors some aspect of American history, from Queen Isabella’s sponsoring the voyage of Christopher Columbus to the exploits of frontiersman Daniel Boone. Commemoratives command strong collector interest, not only among the coin collecting community but also for anyone interested in American history. This wide field of interest gives these commemoratives a very solid and ever expanding collector base.
A complete 144 piece set representing each type, year and Mint is a favored way to collect the issue, as it does not require a king’s ransom to obtain nice quality coins.