coin, Colombian Exposition ½ dollar, United States of America
A commemorative U.S. Colombian Exposition ½ dollar coin, circular and made of silver, the obverse features a right-facing portrait of Columbus encircled by legend "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA COLUMBIAN HALF DOLLAR", the reverse features a port view of the Santa Maria ship above two hemispheres flanked by the date 1492, all encircled by legend and date "WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION CHICAGO 1893".
Index card note: United States of America. Columbian ½-dollar. Silver. Date 1893. Celebrating the Chicago Exposition.
Commemorative coin minted for the Chicago Exposition and celebrating the 400 year anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America.
Coin is located within coin cabinet 1 - 459A. The coin was previously allocated number 290.
(obverse) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA COLUMBIAN HALF DOLLAR
(reverse) 1492 WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION CHICAGO 1893