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Columbian Exposition half dollar

Description

1893 Columbus half dollar commemorating the Columbian Exposition. On the obverse side is a bust of Columbus, and the outer edge of the coin has words. The reverse has Columbus's flag ship ontop of two spheres of the world. There are also words on the outer edge.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1893
Inscriptions
"UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / COLUMBIAN HALF DOLLAR"
"WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION CHICAGO / 1893"
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
copper (metal)
silver (metal)
Object type
Exchange Medium
Descriptive terms
Coin
copper (metal)
half dollars
silver (metal)
Dimensions
1 3/16 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.2688.5
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
222630

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