Minted for the 1892-93 World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago, Columbian Expo Half Dollars were the first commemorative coins issued by the United States Mint.
- Contains .3617 oz of Silver.
- NGC encapsulation guarantees the MS-63 Prooflike condition.
- Obverse: Designed by Charles Barber after a concept by Olin Warner, features a portrait of Christopher Columbus.
- Reverse: Designed by George T. Morgan after a concept by Olin Warner, displays the Santa Maria above two hemispheres.
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The Columbian Expo Half Dollar was one of the first two true commemoratives struck by the United States Mint in 1892 and 1893. These coins were intended to be sold at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois but it was postponed until 1893 causing them to create the coins in two separate years. This event was to commemorate the discovery of America in 1492 by Columbus.