# 923 - Ships on Coins - Part 14

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I am very fond of ships on coins.

I know that many people share this fondness. I have a few coins depicting ships.

So, I will post a series called "Ships on Coins" and I will show all the coins that I have on this theme.

There will be no order of presentation or country of issue. As the coins are stored in several places, I will simply search on each place and publish those that I found.

The fourteenth is a 1893 $.50 "Columbian".

The first commemorative coin issued in the United States was the 1892 Columbian Half Dollar. The coin was issued to raise funds for the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago. The issuance of the first coin marked the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus.

It weights 12.5g with 90% silver purity. Its mintage was 1,550,405 units and the issue price was $1 at the Exposition.

The Santa Maria, Columbus’ flagship, is depicted on the reverse with two globes below.

The reverse was designed by Olin Lewis Warner and engraved by George T. Morgan.

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Thank you for reading. Please comment, upvote, reblog and advise me.

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Yes, some of these rare Silver Half Dollars, went into circulation. thanks for showing, Ronavel.

You are welcome, my friend!

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Finally got one of these Columbian Exposition halves and it's hard to get a really good picture of it. I bet you had a dozen different shots with different camers before getting this shot.
I'll have to keep trying.

This coin is circulated and is not shiny. Only one photo with my Galaxy S9.

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This is on my Christmas wish list! Christmas is just a few months away. I need to check my list!!!
Take care, my friend, @ronavel 🥰🌺🤙.

There are many uncirculated Columbians on ebay and the prices are affordable, even with the spot at this price...

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I would think that the Santa Maria, Columbus’ flagship would be a very popular commemorative coin @ronavel! Well at least it is for me my friend...very nice!😀

I have another coin depicting the Santa Maria. It is a coin from Rwanda, in the series Nautical Ounces. I will show it in a few days.

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Very nice @ronavel, can you imagine how popular this ship would be if someone had preserved it to this day! 😀

It has a very definitive old world look to it! Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

It is an old coin (1892-93) and was the first commemorative minted by US Mint. Later, the coins that were not sold, were put into circulation, as a normal half-dollar.

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Nice, but sad that they would get wear and tear marks from being circulated. Thanks for sharing!

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Thank you!

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You're welcome @ronavel👍🙂