America's First Commemorative Coin: The Columbian Exposition Silver Half Dollar

America's First Commemorative Coin: The Columbian Exposition Silver Half Dollar

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America?s first commemorative coin was the Silver Columbian Exposition Half Dollar, minted in 1892 & 1893 to commemorate The World's Columbian Exposition?also known as the Chicago World?s Fair. This spectacular event was held in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492. This is America's first commemorative coin.

• The Columbian Exposition Silver Half Dollar
• America's First Commemorative Coin
• Minted in 1892 & 1893 to commemorate The World's Columbian Exposition
• Celebrating the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492

Size
3-3/16" x 2-5/8"
Specification
Available: 26-NOV-13
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