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Christopher Columbus Quincentenary - 1992
  • Quality: Commemorative  
  • Production Facility: San Francisco  
  • Public Law Number: 102  
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 at landfall, arms outstretched, with his disembarking crew and a small boat behind him to his right, and a ship behind him on the left. The coin is inscribed: Liberty, In God We Trust, 1492, 1992.
Obverse Designer:
T. James Ferrell

Image of three ships and inscriptions.
Reverse: Download
Reverse Description:
The reverse of the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Silver Dollar features three ships under sail within an inner circular border. The coin is inscribed: United States of America, 500th Anniversary of Columbus Discovery, E Pluribus Unum, and Half Dollar.
Reverse Designer:
T. James Ferrell

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