Commemorative coins are coins that were issued to commemorate some particular event or issue. Most world commemorative coins were issued from the 1960s onward, although there are numerous examples of commemorative coins of earlier date. Such coins have a distinct design with reference to the …
The US bicentennial quarter is an example of a true commemorative coin.
Coin issued during the reign of Roman emperor Lucius Verus (161-169) to celebrate his victory against Vologases IV of Parthia. The reverse shows the mourning personification of Armenia.
Denmark two kroner coin issued in 1912 commemorating the accession in that year of king Christian X. The king’s late father, Frederik VIII is depicted on the reverse.
Soviet rouble of 1965, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the victory in World War II. 60 million pieces were minted and circulated as regular currency.