Columbian Silver Half Dollars
Since the early Greek and Roman times, nations have issued special coins to honor their greatest heroes and important events. The U.S. Government began to follow this tradition by minting 90% silver half dollars that artistically portray the people, progress and important events of our great nation!
The first United States commemorative coin was the Columbian Half Dollar. The coins were originally sold for $1.00 each at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago during 1893. A large number of coins remained unsold and were later released for circulation at face value. The coin was designed by Olin Lewis Warner. The obverse depicts Christopher Columbus and the reverse features the Santa maria, the flagship of Columbus’ voyage to the new world.
Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper Alloy
This item is sold in its original government display box.
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Columbian Silver Half Dollars: 1892-1893