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1893 Columbian Commemorative Silver Half Dollar Coin PCGS MS65

1893 Columbian Commemorative Silver Half Dollar Coin PCGS MS65
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Why add the 1893 Columbian Commemorative Silver Half Dollar Coin PCGS MS65 to your collection?

This 1893 Columbian Commemorative Silver Half Dollar was examined by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) was graded at the very desirable Mint State 65 (MS65) level. This is the second year of this classic issue which marked the beginning of the US Mint's highly successful early Commemorative Coin program. This issue has a mintage of 1,550,405. Many examples of the issue were sold at a premium to help fund the famous Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The coins that remained unsold were ultimately melted or released into circulation at face value. It was possible to find circulating Columbian Halves into the 1930s. The coin was struck on a 90% pure silver planchet containing .3617 oz. of silver.

Design Honors the 400th Anniversary of Columbus

This coin was designed by Olin Lewis Warner. The classic obverse features the portrait of Christopher Columbus. The unforgettable reverse features the Santa Maria over a globe split into two hemispheres. The obverse design was engraved by Charles E. Barber and the reverse design was engraved by George T. Morgan.

Mint State 65 Elegance

MS65 coins are always in demand with collectors. These coins are well-struck, lustrous and have abundant eye appeal. There will be small contact marks or hairlines. These will tend to be quite minor and in non-focal areas of the coin.

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Year of Issue:1893
Mint:U.S. Mint
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:PCGS
Grade:MS65
Finish:Mint State
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.900
Weight in Grams:11.25 g
Weight in Ounces:0.3617 oz
Diameter:30.6 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:0.50
Mintage:1,550,405
Obverse Design:Portrait of Columbus
Reverse Design:Santa Maria over two hemispheres
Reverse Designer/Engraver:Charles E. Barber
Obverse Designer/Engraver:George T. Morgan