US Commemorative Coins 2006

One of this country’s greatest scientists and philosophers was Benjamin Franklin. He was a strong force leading the American Revolution and invented many things. The United States mint commemorated him with two silver dollar coins issued in 2006, honoring the 300th anniversary of his birth. One coin shows him for the scientist that he was, … Read more

US Commemorative Coins 2004 – 2005

2004 1879 saw the invention of the light bulb at the hands of Thomas Edison. 2004 brought about the minting of a commemorative coin which honored Edison. The coin was 90% silver and 10% copper, and featured an artist’s view of Edison in his laboratory and an image of the early light bulb on the … Read more

US Commemorative Coins 2002 – 2003

2002 Two coins were issued by the U.S. Mint for the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games. The five dollar coin is 90% gold and 10% alloy and has the crystal emblem of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games over the beautiful design entitled “Rhythm of the Land” on it’s obverse. The reverse has the Olympic … Read more

US Commemorative Coins 2000 – 2001

2000 The one dollar coin features a  portrait of Leif Ericson on the obverse, (the explorer thought to have landed in the area now known as North America five centuries before Columbus). The reverse side of the coin is his ship proudly sailing the seas. (500,000 minted) Another one dollar coin commemorates Ericson as well… … Read more