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1893 Columbian Half ANACS MS63 SOLD
1893 Columbian Half ANACS MS63
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 1893 Columbian Half Dollar which has been graded MS63 by ANACS and is encapsulated in the older small white ANACS holder from many years ago. This coin has a bright look with vibrant and colorful rim toning on both sides with mostly orange, green and blue colors. There are some marks and light scratches in the fields which likely limited the grade of the coin. An overall attractive and eye appealing Columbian Half Dollar in one of the popular small old holders.
 
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