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1892 Columbian Expo Half PCGS MS66+ $1250
1892 Columbian Expo Half PCGS MS66+
The World's Columbian Exposition Commemorative Half Dollars are widely accepted as the first U.S. commemorative and the first in the widely collected classic commemorative series. However, some argue that the 1848 CAL. quarter eagles were really the first U.S. commemoratives. The Columbian Exposition Half Dollars were also the first United States coin of regular issue to depict an actual historical person, Christopher Columbus. The silver used to coin many of the Columbian Half Dollars came from the melting of then uncurrent coins which were pulled from circulation and held by the Treasury, many of which were half dimes last minted in 1873. The Columbian Half Dollars were minted for two years, 1892 and 1893. This example is an 1892 Columbian Half Dollar which has been graded MS66+ by PCGS and is encapsulated in one of their newer-style edge-view holders. A TrueView photo was taken by PCGS which captures the beauty of this coin in the best light. This example has strong original cartwheel luster on both sides and is free of major marks on both sides; just a couple of small hits on the obverse are of note and only seen under close inspection. The obverse rainbow toning is stunning and is of a rim target toning that is strongly appealing. The reverse toning also exhibits strong color, but is somewhat darker and thicker than the obverse color. An amazing high-grade and eye appealing example of the Columbian Half Dollar.
 
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