Centuries before diesel, gas and steam power, it was wind that filled the sails of tall ships, and raw courage of the men aboard that sent them across uncharted seas. And Christopher Columbus aboard the Santa Maria, his flagship, set sail in 1492 to find a short cut to India and discovered America instead. Now recall this momentous achievement with this historic set featuring three one-year-only commemoratives – struck 100 years apart.
You'll get America's very first commemorative – the 1892 Columbian Exposition half dollar in Genuine quality – struck in 90% silver to mark the 400th anniversary of Columbus's journey to the new world. Plus, you'll also enjoy the 1992 clad half dollar Proof and 90% silver Uncirculated dollar, both struck for the 500th anniversary. All three obverses show the intrepid explorer Christopher Columbus, and the reverses feature variations of his flagship the Santa Maria. Interestingly, the silver dollar highlights the stark differences in explorations then and now by showing a split image of Columbus' ship and the space shuttle Discovery. Each coin is encapsulated and the set is presented in a handsome case, ready to display. Order yours right away.
- Product Type: Sets
- Commemorative Series: Columbus Quincentenary (1992), Columbian Exposition (1892-1893)
- Presentation: With Case