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Isabella Columbian Expo Quarter Rare Silver Commem Coin WDEE-10

Isabella Columbian Expo Quarter Rare Silver Commem Coin WDEE-10

$400.00


Here is one of the very first commemorative coins the US issued -- the 1893 Columbian Exposition Isabella Quarter Dollar. This is a low-mintage coin, and is quite scarce, since half of the mintage of only 24,214 was sent back to the mint and melted. Most of these were bought by the early Suffragette Lady Managers, who lobbied to get this coin issued. Very few actually sold at the Expo. The Columbian Exposition was held in Chicago in 1892 and 1893, and was the celebration for the 400th year of Columbus' famous voyage. This coin is the companion piece to the Columbus Half dollar, and is the scarcer coin, since the price was $1.00 for either coin, and most bought the Half Dollar as the obviously better deal – and the more popular design. This coin has Queen Isabella, facing left, on the obverse, and a kneeling “Lady of Industry” facing left, on the reverse. This coin is graded as Unc details, with white cleaned color and a strong strike. One small mark noted in lower right field on obverse. On the reverse, there is similar white cleaned color and a strong strike here as well. A few small marks are noted in the fields. This coin is still very pleasing, even with the cleaning. Charles Barber designed the obverse, and George Morgan the reverse (both famous engravers at the US Mint). This coin has excellent detail on the high-relief designs. Excellent coin for the collector of Early Commemorative coins as the first one issued, and the only commemorative quarter ever issued, except for the Bicentennial Quarter of 1976. A very pleasing commemorative coin with exceptional collector value. Thanks for looking. We are grateful. CC 843413 WDEE-10


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