1893: World's Columbian Exposition: Chicago: 50mm Bronze: Christopher Columbus
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1893: World's Columbian Exposition: Chicago: 50mm Bronze: Christopher Columbus:
<<<<<< 1893: WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION: Chicago: 50mm bronze: CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS is a scarcely encountered and highly desirable, authentic 120 year old 50mm bronze medal struck in 1893 for the WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION in Chicago, celebrating the 400th anniversary of Columbus discovering America.
On one side of the medal is a 3/4 left bust of Christopher Columbus holding charts, within an enclosed wreath, and the words "CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS" "BORN 1456 * DIED 1506" around the rim.
On the other side of the medal is a scene of two female figures pointing over the exposition in front of a sunrise and beneath an eagle with an "E PLURIBUS UNUM" ribbon, above the words "1492-1892" / "IV CENTENNIAL", with the words "SOUVENIR WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION * CHICAGO * U.S.A. 1892-1893" along the rim.
The edge is plain however there is a spot of solder at the top of the medal from an old loop. The medal is in at least extra fine condition.
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