Greatest Generation Commemorative Coins and Sets Available Today

he United States Mint will begin selling the second commemorative coins of 2024 next week. The Greatest Generation commemorative coins and sets will be available on February 29 at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific time. Like the Harriet Tubman commemoratives released earlier this year, sales for the Great Generation commemoratives are expected to be strong. You can see images of all the coins in this commemorative series here.

The coins in this program commemorate the National World War II Memorial and the service and sacrifice of American soldiers and civilians during World War II. The National World War II Memorial is a special place to gather and have commemorative and educational programs that pay tribute to America’s “Greatest Generation” and their effort to preserve freedoms for future generations.

Like the Tubman commemoratives, the Greatest Generation series will have seven unique coins or sets available for purchase.

  • Gold $5 Proof – $718
  • Gold $5 Uncirculated – $708
  • Silver $1 Proof – $82.00
  • Silver $1 Uncirculated – $77.00
  • Clad Half Dollar Proof – $49.00
  • Clad Half Dollar Uncirculated – $47.00
  • 3-Coin Proof Set – $836.25

The Act authorizing these coins is Public Law 117-162. You can read the full text of the new law here. Previously, the bill had been known as the National World War II Memorial Commemorative Act, but the final legislation took on the name of the Senate version of the bill.

The bill had initially been set to have the coins produced in 2023, but delays have now pushed it to be a part of the 2024 release schedule from the United States Mint. The bill was renamed to the Greatest as it reflects the generation who fought in World War II, but sales proceeds will still go to the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C.

2 thoughts on “Greatest Generation Commemorative Coins and Sets Available Today”

  1. Are the Clad Half Dollar Proof and the Clad Half Dollar Uncirculated coins that contain No Silver worth buying because they are more than half the price of the Dollar coins and they are Silver?
    I have been collecting the US Mint commemorative coins for a long time and don’t know about buying this years coins because of the cost.
    Please let me know.
    Thank you.

    • The value of collecting any coin is really a personal thing. Sure, there is the billion value, but if the coin really appeals to you, that won’t really matter.

      If, however, you are buying for investment purposes, then these coins likely won’t have much impact on your coin portfolio.


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