Columbian Exposition Silver Half Dollar | BU

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The Columbian Exposition Commemorative Silver Half Dollar was released to the public in 1893 at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. This coin is a Brilliant Uncirculated example of the series. Coin date will be 1892 or 1893.

Journey to Provident Metals to explore Columbian Exposition Silver Half Dollars. These brilliant uncirculated coins were manufactured by the Bureau of the Mint and are composed of 90 percent silver.

Now you can place a piece of history in your portfolio with America’s first commemorative coin — and the first half dollar to feature a historical figure.

Christopher Columbus graces the obverse, along with the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and COLUMBIAN HALF DOLLAR.

The Santa Maria — the largest ship used by Columbus — is featured on the reverse, placed above two hemispheres and the year 1492 (when Columbus sailed the ocean blue). WORLD’S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION, the date and CHICAGO are inscribed.

The obverse and reverse designs were concepted by Olin Levi Warner, but Charles E. Barber modified them to complete the artwork.

Columbian Exposition Silver Dollars were created to raise money for the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. Dates on all coins will be either 1892 or 1893.

Add this historic piece to your collection by using our secure online purchasing system. It’s easier than the rough waters Columbus sailed, so honor his voyage today.

Product Details

Denomination $0.50
Condition Uncirculated
Composition 90% Silver
Silver Content Between .01-.50
Mint/Brand Various
Availability Out of Stock
SKU BCUS-00466
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