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World's Columbian Exposition "Half Dollar"

World's Columbian Exposition "Half Dollar"
Title
World's Columbian Exposition "Half Dollar"
Date 
1893
Medium 
Gilt silver
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.1 cm )
Description 
Gilt silver struck medal with obverse showing head of Christopher Columbus facing right with surrounding legend: "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA/COLUMBIAN HALF DOLLAR." Reverse depicts sailing ship with halves of world globe beneath, flanked by date: "14 92"; surrounding legend: "WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION CHICAGO/1893."
Credit Line 
Bequest of Charles Stewart Davison
Object Number 
1943.40
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group