The rate of issuance for modern commemorative coins began to increase. Rather than having a single program for each year, there began to be multiple programs per year, some of which included multiple coins. This trend would continue into the following years until reaching a peak, which prompted the establishment of some limits.

The commemorative coin programs for the years 1990 to 1992 celebrate a number of different people, places, and events important to the country. This includes the centennial of the birth of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 38th anniversary of the Korean War, and the Quincentenary of Columbus landing in America. Once again, a program was authorized for the US participation in the Olympic Games. Remaining programs were for the USO and White House.

Denominations used for the coins varied by program, but included what had become the standard sizes of $5 gold, silver dollar, and clad composition half dollar. Mintages were generally down from earlier levels, but still large when compared to later years.

Listed below are the pages with more information about the 1990-1992 commemorative coin issues.