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Commems Collection: Classic US Commemorative Coins With A Ship

 
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 Posted 05/28/2021  07:01 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Here's another Index to a set of posts I've made about classic-era US commemorative coins over in the "Post Your..." forum area (Post Your... Gallery). This time out - the Index covers one of the most popular ways of building a topical set of coins, regardless of country or circulation vs. non-circulating legal tender (NCLT). I refer, of course, to coins that fit the topic or theme of "Ships on Coins."

Here's my list of 12 classic-era US commemorative coins that include a ship/watercraft of some type. From multi-masted sailing ships to a simple canoe, watercraft have certainly been a part of the series' designs! Have I missed any?

The link for each coin listed below connects to a post that presents a brief discussion focused on the ship/watercraft that is included within the coin's design(s).

1. 1892-93 World's Columbian Exposition Half Dollar
2. 1920 Landing of Pilgrims 300th Anniversary
3. 1924 Huguenot-Walloon - 300th Anniversary of New York City
4. 1925 Norse-American Centennial Medal
5. 1935 Hudson, NY 150th Anniversary
6. 1935-36 Panama-California International Exposition ("San Diego")
7. 1936 Delaware / New Sweden 300th Anniversary
8. 1936 Long Island Tercentenary
9. 1936 Norfolk, VA Bicentennial/Tricentennial
10. 1936 Providence, RI Tercentenary- Canoe vs. Sailing Ship
11. 1936 San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge Opening ("Bay Bridge") - Steam ship vs. Sailing Ship
12. 1937 Roanoke Colony Memorial

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- 2004 Westward Journey Keelboat Nickel PNC


As always, there are lots of coins with ships on display over in the target thread - some are "in your face" while others are far more subtle and require a closer look. The same can be said for the ships found on classic US commemorative coins. I encourage you to scroll around the "Post Your..." thread a bit after you check out one or more of my classic US commemorative coin posts - you might find a new collecting interest or new examples to include in your existing collection!

For other of my posts about commemorative coins and medals, check out: Read More: Commems Collection.


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 Posted 05/28/2021  2:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PNWType to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Classic commemoratives knew how to do the boats right! There are some gorgeous boats to see, makes me very happy to look them over
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 Posted 05/28/2021  4:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Classic commemoratives knew how to do the boats right

I agree! There's something about a classic sailing ship on a coin that's very appealing! I'm almost always a fan of a coin depicting a sailing ship, regardless of the country of origin for the coin.


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There's something about a classic sailing ship on a coin that's very appealing!
Agreed as well.
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 Posted 05/29/2021  04:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Outstanding commems - thank you.

While I enjoy all of them, and my 'favorite' changes depending on which coin most recently viewed, I keep circling back to Chester Beach Halfmoon on the reverse of the Hudson half. That is one impressive, and funky, ship. To my imagination, the billowing sail at the stern of the Halfmoon represents the continuation of the whale's tail from the coins obverse. Great fun indeed with these coins.

1935 Hudson (NY) Sesquicentennial Half Dollar PCGS MS66/CAC

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@nickelsearcher: The Half Moon is definitely done well on the Hudson coin and worthy of being a favorite!

I've always been partial to the Mayflower on the Pilgrim Tercentenary half dollar. It might be the history behind it or it might simply be because the Pilgrim was the second classic commemorative half dollar I added to my collection. Either way, I like it!





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Agree, that Half Moon design is perfectly adapted to the shape of a coin.
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