Columbian Exposition Half Dollar
- Year of Issue: 1892
- Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 52-203
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.
CharacteristicsThe obverse design features Christopher Columbus in profile.
The reverse features the Columbus flagship, the Santa Maria, and two globes
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- COLUMBIAN HALF DOLLAR
- WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: Charles E. Barber and Olin Lewis Warner
- Designer: George T. Morgan and Olin Lewis Warner