The Columbian Exposition Half Dollar was the first U.S. Silver Commemorative coin ever issued. It was designed in 1892 to 1893, by Charles E. Barber and George T. Morgan, to celebrate the World Exposition in Chicago. The obverse, designed by Barber, depicts Columbus’ profile with the inscription “United States of America” at the top and “Columbian Half Dollar” at the bottom. The reverse, designed by Morgan, has a picture of Columbus’ ship Santa Maria. It is sailing above a picture of two hemispheres representing the old world coming into the new. Completing each set is two half dollars so that you will be able to showcase both the obverse and reverse. As an additional bonus, included is a personalized Certificate of Authenticity.
Display is presented in a 10"x 12" solid wood frame. Coin are held in clear, protective lucite capsules.
A Limited-Edition Anniversary: 1492-1992 Columbian Half Dollar Collection