Modern and Classic Commemorative Coins

There are many different classic and modern commemorative coins with a variety of designs.

As we’ve said before with Days of Our Coins, US coins tell stories of our history, our culture and our interests.

But, with their many designs, they can also illustrate other stories.

Are you familiar with the poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox titled Winds of Fate?

It’s a short and beautiful poem with a life lesson included in her story that begins about two ships.

Since so many coins through the years have included ships or boats, they help to illustrate her poem.

Take a look at this short video showcasing both classic commemorative half dollar coins and modern commemorative half dollar and dollar coins:

Coins not only tell stories, they can provide visual elements for other stories.

Enjoy the variety and fun of the US Mint’s legal tender coins through the years!