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|Minted to raise funds for the Chicago World's Fair, the Columbian Half Dollar was designed to commemorate the first voyage of Christopher Columbus. The obverse of this 1893 Columbian Half Dollar was designed by Charles E. Barber, the sixth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint and its reverse was designed by his assistant George T. Morgan. As an obverse image, this silver dollar has the right-facing picture of Christopher Columbus. Moreover, surrounding Columbus, United States Of America and Columbian Half Dollar are written on this Columbian Half Dollar. The inverse of this silver dollar includes the Western and Eastern hemispheres and an illustration of Columbus' flag ship Santa María poised over them. Also, the mintage date of the Columbian Half Dollar is mentioned at the bottom of the reverse. Weighing 12.5 grams, this 1893 Columbian Half Dollar is made of 90.0 percent silver and 10.0 percent copper.|
|Sub Geo||Not Available|
|Coinage Type||Commemorative Coinage|
|Catalog Number||KM# 117|
|Mint Name||U.S. Mint|
|Obverse Description||Christopher Columbus bust right|
|Reverse Description||Santa Maria sailing left, two globes below|
|Obverse Designer||Charles E. Barber|
|Reverse Designer||George T. Morgan|
|Actual Weight (oz.)||0.362|
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