Columbian Exposition Silver Half Dollar

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  • Specially minted for the World’s Columbian Exposition
  • A portrait of Christopher Columbuson and his flag ship
  • Only produced in1892 and 1893

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Product description
Minted only in 1892 and 1893, the Columbian Exposition Half Dollar was the very first half dollar coin ever minted by the U.S. Government to commemorate an event. Authorized for sale only at the World’s Columbian Exposition to honor the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the New World, these .900 pure silver coins were extremely popular and ended up in general circulation after the expo ended.

The U.S. Mint's Chief Engraver, Charles Barber, based his design of Columbus on a bust made by artist Olin Warner. The reverse features a port view of the Santa Maria above two hemispheres flanked by the date, 1492, on either side.

Today, they are highly prized among collectors for their rarity as well as their high silver content.
Details
Limitation 2,500,405 pieces total Material .900 silver
Weight 12.5 g Measures Diameter: 30.6 mm
Quality About Uncirculated Country USA
Face value Half Dollar Issue Year 1892 - 1893
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