The United States Columbian Exposition 1892 - 1893 Silver Proof Half Dollar

Struck to honor the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ “discovery” of the New World

The United States Columbian Exposition 1892 - 1893 Silver Proof Half Dollar

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  • Celebrates the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the New World
  • Struck to the highest possible standard - Proof and in 90% silver
  • Struck between 1892 - 1893
  • Type: Single
  • Availability: Medium
Price: € 59

Order your 'US Columbus Exposition 1892 - 1893 US Silver Half Dollar' for just €59!

The Columbus Exposition was the first commemorative Half Dollar ever struck in the U.S and it therefore holds a special place in the long and historic commemorative series. The first striking commenced in 1892 and then the final 1893.

The obverse features the bust right of Christopher Columbus. The Columbian Exposition Half Dollar was originally supposed to be made by U.S.J. Dunbar. His design was based on a portrait painted by Lorenzo Lotto of Columbus in 1512. The U.S. Mint’s Chief Engraver at the time, Charles E. Barber, derailed any attempt by Dunbar from producing the coin, and instead took on the project, basing his depiction of Columbus allegedly on a bust made by artist Olin L. Warner.

Rest assured that you have no further commitments and your purchase is protected by The Dublin Mint Office 14 day “no quibble” guarantee. You have no further obligations.

Price:€ 59
Metal:
90% Silver
Denomination:
Half Dollar
Weight:
12.5g
Diameter:
30.6mm
Issued by:
U.S. Mint
Year of Issue:
1892 - 1893

Order your 'US Columbus Exposition 1892 - 1893 US Silver Half Dollar' for just €59!

The Columbus Exposition was the first commemorative Half Dollar ever struck in the U.S and it therefore holds a special place in the long and historic commemorative series. The first striking commenced in 1892 and then the final 1893.

The obverse features the bust right of Christopher Columbus. The Columbian Exposition Half Dollar was originally supposed to be made by U.S.J. Dunbar. His design was based on a portrait painted by Lorenzo Lotto of Columbus in 1512. The U.S. Mint’s Chief Engraver at the time, Charles E. Barber, derailed any attempt by Dunbar from producing the coin, and instead took on the project, basing his depiction of Columbus allegedly on a bust made by artist Olin L. Warner.

Rest assured that you have no further commitments and your purchase is protected by The Dublin Mint Office 14 day “no quibble” guarantee. You have no further obligations.

Price:€ 59
Specifications
Metal:
90% Silver
Denomination:
Half Dollar
Weight:
12.5g
Diameter:
30.6mm
Issued by:
U.S. Mint
Year of Issue:
1892 - 1893