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Columbian Exposition Half Dollar


Columbian Expo postcard

The First USA Commemorative issue

Chicago World's Fair 1893


Coin Description

Front: A bust of Chistopher Columbus in the center of the coin. Around the rim, "United States of America - Columbian Half Dollar".

Reverse: The Columbus Ship "Santa Maria" in the center. The date "1492" divided by a world map. Around the rim, "World's Columbian Exposition Chicago" and the date 1892 or 1893.


Cat # Item Type Diameter Weight Mintage AU Unc
Y C15 Columbian Expo 1892 Silver/.900 30.6 mm 12.5 grams 950,000 24.00 55.00
Y C16 Columbian Expo 1893 Silver/.900 30.6 mm 12.5 grams 1,548,300 20.00 48.00


Columbian Half Dollar Columbian Half Dollar

Columbian Half Dollar


AU About Uncirculated
Unc Uncirculated


Almost Uncirculated (AU): All of the detail will be visible. The coin will exhibit some wear on the highest points of the coin.

Uncirculated (Unc): A coin that did not enter circulation. Will exhibit original mint luster.


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