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1892 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar Obverse      1892 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar Reverse


1892-1893 COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION
COMMEMORATIVE HALF DOLLARS

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Available dates:
1892 
1893

Recent appearances:
1892 Columbian Exposition.  PCGS MS-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 846, illustrated, sold for $862.50

Notes:
The World's Columbian Exposition was held in 1892 in Chicago, Illinois to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Christopher Columbus' "discovery" of the New World.  To commemorate the occasion, the U.S. Mint struck special Half Dollars in 1892 and 1893 for sale to the general public.  The front of the coin features a bust of Columbus facing right, surrounded by the legends "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "COLUMBIAN HALF DOLLAR."  The back of the coin features one of the sailing vessels used by Columbus to cross the Atlantic.  Two globes beneath the ship separate the date 1492.  The date 1892 appears below and the legend "WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION CHICAGO" surrounds.

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