Tag: Commemorative

1915-S Panama-Pacific International Exposition Quarter Eagle

1915-S Panama-Pacific International Exposition Quarter Eagle

The Panama Canal, or “Big Ditch,” as it has often been called, was constructed with a blend of sheer ingenuity and painstaking attention to detail. It took ten years and many millions of dollars to construct the giant locks through Panama’s deadly jungles, but completion of the monumental project assured America’s stature as a world […]

1926 American Independence Sesquicentennial Quarter Eagle

1926 American Independence Sesquicentennial Quarter Eagle

Americans of the 1920s seemed so preoccupied with enjoying the present that celebrating the past was destined to take a back seat. That decade is best remembered for inventive and oftentimes silly fads that drew life from the nation’s new prosperity and the relaxing of Victorian morality. Even so, there were those who still recognized […]

1915-S Panama-Pacific International Exposition Fifty Dollars

1915-S Panama-Pacific International Exposition Fifty Dollars

Ever since Balboa first gazed upon the Pacific Ocean in 1513, Europeans had dreamed and schemed of ways to connect the Gulf of Mexico with the large ocean to the west. Four hundred years later that dream was realized with the opening of the Panama Canal. It took ten years and many millions of dollars […]

 
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