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Christopher Columbus Quincentenary - 1992

Production Process: Proof
Coin Type: Commemorative
Denomination: Silver Dollar
Authorized Mintage Maximum: 4,000,000
Production Facility: Philadelphia
Public Law Number: 102
Congressional Number: 281
Approval Date: 05/13/1992
Image of Christopher Columbus and inscriptions.
Obverse: Download
Obverse Description:
Released on August 28,1992, this commemorative coin was released in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. The design of the coin features a full-length portrait of Christopher Columbus holding a banner in his right hand, a scroll in his left hand, and he is standing next to a globe to his left, that is atop a pedestal. The background displays three sailing vessels. The coin is inscribed: Columbus Quincentenary, Liberty, In God We Trust, and 1992.
Obverse Designer:
John Mercanti

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Image of the Santa Maria, the U.S. Space Shuttle, the Earth, a star, and inscriptions.
Reverse: Download
Reverse Description:
The reverse of the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Silver Dollar features an image of the Santa Maria and the U.S. Space Shuttle Discovery, with the Earth and a star to the upper right of the shuttle. The coin is inscribed: United States of America, One Dollar, E Pluribus Unum, 1492 and 1992.
Reverse Designer:
Thomas D. Rogers, Sr.

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