Columbian Exposition Half Dollar

Collection Type

  • Currency

Date

1893

GUSN

GUSN-222630

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

Descriptive Terms

half dollars
silver (metal)
copper (metal)
Coin

Inscription

"UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / COLUMBIAN HALF DOLLAR"
"WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION CHICAGO / 1893"

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 3/16 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.2688.5