National Commemorative Medals of the United States Mint (1940-Present)

Number of
Required Items
162
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
68.463
Commemorative medals released by the U.S. Mint were not meant for circulation, but serve the same purpose as the circulating commemorative issues. The National commemorative medals are approved by a vote of Congress. The bill is then signed by the U.S. President. In many cases, the Mint was authorized to produce large numbers of these issues. However, the actual mintages of some are much lower, resulting in many issues being quite rare.

The National commemorative medals were originally catalogued by Howard L. Turner. A more recent and comprehensive catalogue has been published by John T. Dean in his book, the National Commemorative Medals of the United States Mint.

Not required in this set are the following medals which are unique and in many cases, unobtainable:
1956 Louis Dembitz Brandeis Centennial Year Gold
1960 National Pony Express Centennial Gold
1960 National Pony Express Founders Gold
1960 National Pony Express Founders Platinum
1962 MacArthur Memorial Foundation Gold
1963 Padre Junipero Serra 250th Anniversary Platinum
1964 ILGWU 50th Anniversary Silver
1965 Statue of Liberty Centennial Federal Hall Gold
1968 Diplomatic Courier Service 50th Anniversary Gold
1968 Walt Disney Productions Gold
1969-P Dartmouth College 200th Anniversary Gold
1969-P Westminster College & Winston Churchill Memorial Gold
1970-P South Carolina Tricentennial Large Gold
1970-P South Carolina Tricentennial Small Gold
1970-P U.S. Weather Services Centennial Gold
1972-P Roberto Walker Clemente Gold
1973-P Jim Thorpe Memorial Palladium
1973-S San Francisco Cable Car Centennial Gold

Notes: This set is a work in progress. If the Mint produces more issues, they may be added to this Registry composite. This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Goldminer's National Commemorative Medals 2022 98.15% 67.20 68.02 65.25
2 psc 94.44% 66.89 67.48 61.11
psc
3 Prospector's Collection 56.79% 66.32 66.56 37.62
4 PMH 36.42% 67.06 67.43 15.49
PMH
5 hauptma2 1.85% 65.85 65.85 01.39

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Goldminer's National Commemorative Medals 2022 98.15% 67.20 68.02 65.25
2 psc 94.44% 66.89 67.48 61.11
psc
3 Prospector's Collection 56.79% 66.32 66.56 37.62
4 PMH 36.42% 67.06 67.43 15.49
PMH
5 hauptma2 1.85% 65.85 65.85 01.39
6 maqz99 YN 0.62% 70.00 71.00 00.46
6 weldonwright 0.62% 70.00 71.00 00.46
6 jumpup88 0.62% 70.00 71.00 00.46
9 TXmoveman 0.62% 69.00 69.00 00.45
10 Pippy361 0.62% 69.00 69.00 00.11