1893 Silver Columbian Exposition Half Dollar★1st. Usa Commemorative★half Dollar
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1893 Silver Columbian Exposition Half Dollar★1st. Usa Commemorative★half Dollar:
~1893 Silver Columbian ExpositionHalf~
90% Silver Half Dollar from 1893
A true beauty withgreat details and no wear or marks
★Gem uncirculated condition★
120 year old gem incased inside an air-tite display case #468
The backside of this half has superb details of Christopher Columbus's Boat
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The Columbian half dollar is a coin issued by the Bureau of the Mint in 1892 and 1893. The first United States commemorative coin, it was issued to raise funds for the World's Columbian Exposition, held in 1893, and to mark the quadricentennial of the first voyage to the Americas of Christopher Columbus, whose portrait it bears. The Columbian half dollar was the first American coin to depict a historical person.
The coin stems from the desire of the Columbian Exposition's organizers to gain federal money to complete construction of the fair. Congress granted an appropriation, and allowed it to be in the form of commemorative half dollars, which legislators and organizers believed could be sold at a premium. Fair official James Ellsworth wanted the new coin to be based on a 16th century painting he owned by Lorenzo Lotto, reputedly of Columbus, and pushed for this through the design process. When initial sketches by Mint Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber proved unsatisfactory, fair organizers turned to a design by artist Olin Levi Warner, which after modification by Barber and by his assistant, George T. Morgan, was struck by the Mint.
Some 5,000,000 half dollars were struck, far beyond the actual demand, and half of them were melted. The appropriation did not cure the fair's financial woes, as fewer than 400,000 were sold at the premium price, and some 2,000,000 were released into circulation, where they remained as late as the 1950s
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★90% Silver Collectable, Historical Coinage★
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