Chris F. writes: I have a commemorative coin of Pennsylvania’s bicentennial dated 1882 made by US mint. Is their a way to find a value of this?
There are three design versions of the U.S. Mint struck 1882 Pennsylvania Bicentennial Medal (the first two are 38 mm in diameter and were struck in brass). The most common is 25 mm in diameter features a facing bust of William Penn 1682 around. The later were minted in gold, silver, copper and brass. The majority were struck in brass and were made for distribution, primarily at the parade on October 24,1882.
A total of 75,000 medals were distributed. Mint made bronzed copper pieces were struck later for collectors and may still be available from the Philadelphia Mint Medal catalog. Only two gold and one hundred silver medals were minted.
Estimated value range for original examples: $35 -$50. Modern Mint struck reproductions: $2-$5.