Best looking modern commemorative

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  1. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    The portrait I posted was painted by another of Stonewall's relatives...….my Mom!

    Chris
     
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  3. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    I dont think this is the "best" but pretty decent and a great 20th century accomplishment to honor...

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  4. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    I bought one of those for my dad, he served in the Corps from 1974 to 1976 active, and ready reserve till 1980.
     
  5. Al Kowsky

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    Randy, I bought an examples of the Washington $5 gold coin in proof & unc. shortly after they were released & always enjoy looking at them. I was really excited about the whole program of modern commemorative coins when the Statue of Liberty coins were released in 1986, the $5 gold coin impressed me. Over the years I've acquired about 15 different modern gold commemoratives. Sadly most coin collectors have lost interest in this series & most of the gold issues can be bought at melt price or less :(.
     
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  6. first flight wright bros. ellis island American eagle abe Lincoln westpoint
     
  7. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Not sure why there would be an argument about it, BOTH sets of initials are on the coin.
     
  8. cpm9ball

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    Yes, I know. I don't know why that may have been. Jealousy, perhaps? Back in those days, women were still given little respect.

    Chris
     
  9. midtncoin

    midtncoin Well-Known Member

    Best modern commem half: 1992 Columbus
    Best modern commem dollar: 2008 Bald Eagle
    Best modern commem gold: 1988 Olympic

    Honorable mention: 1999 Dolley Madison dollar
     
  10. Skyman

    Skyman Well-Known Member

    An interesting (IMO) bit of trivia about the first powered flight. The length of it was 120 feet, which is shorter than the length of a B-52 (159 feet). That alone gives you an idea of how much flying advanced in just the first 50 years of powered flight (B-52's came into service in 1952).
     
  11. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    How could you not like The Man flying his kite!!:rolleyes:
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  12. Numiser

    Numiser Active Member

    The Edison and Apollo 11 are my favorites.
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