US Commemorative Coin Series and Programs

The US Mint produced a number of different commemorative coin programs and special series. Some were very large programs such as the 50 State Quarters Program and the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, each lasting a decade or more. Other smaller series include 1 or 2 year events such as commemorating the birth of great US Presidents, historical events such as the Lewis and Clark Expedition, or simply celebrating a new symbolic image each year on US coinage. This page is dedicated to the modern US commemorative coin series, collections and programs that were celebrated on official, circulating US coinage.

Below is a growing list of the major coin series and programs of more recent times: