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US 50 cents commemorative coins

Columbian half dollar

Code : KM# 117

  • General

  • Name
    Columbian half dollar
  • Code
    KM# 117
  • Status
    Reference
  • Country
    United States
  • Value
    50
  • Unit
    cent
  • Year
    1892-1893
  • Condition
    UNC
  • Rarity
    RRR
  • Catalog
    KRAUSE
  • Catalog No
    KM# 117
  • Content

  • Type
    Commemorative
  • Series
    Early United States commemorative coins | 50 Cents Silver (1892-1954)
  • Obverse legend
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | COLUMBIAN HALF DOLLAR
  • Reverse legend
    WORLD''S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION | CHICAGO | 1492 | 1892
  • Edge
    Reeded
  • Group
    5
  • Parametres

  • Shape
    Round
  • Orientation
    Coin (180°)
  • Material
    Silver
  • Fineness
    900
  • Weight
    12.5
  • Diameter
    30.61
  • Thickness
    2.15
  • Mint
    Philadelphia Mint
  • Circulation
    949 897
  • Issue period
    1892-1893
  • Description

  • Description


    The Columbian Exposition Half Dollar was the first commemorative coin produced by the Mint. It was released in 1892 to commemorate the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

    The obverse design features Christopher Columbus in profile.

    The reverse features the Columbus flagship, the Santa Maria, and two globes

    Mint: Philadelphia

    Designer:
    Charles E. Barber and George T. Morgan, after a concept by Olin Levi Warner

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