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World's Columbian Exposition "Half Dollar"

Object Number: 
1941.465
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."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group