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Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Half Dollar 1892 and 1893
You have the first commemorative coin issued by the United States. There have been oodles more afterwards.
Catalog value for these pieces, both the 1892 and 1893 dates, is $25 US dollars in almost uncirculated condition, rising to $100 in fully uncirculated condition.
Worn coins catalog at about $15.
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That is none other than Christopher Columbus on the obverse (heads side) and his flag ship, the Santa Maria, on the reverse. The coins were sold at $1 each at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago during 1893.
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