Struck in layers of copper-nickel bonded to an inner core of copper.
Obverse Design: Features a depiction of Christopher Columbus at landfall. Shown in the background is the Santa Maria and a smaller ship with the crew disembarking. Inscriptions include “Liberty” in widely spaced letters above and “In God We Trust”, “1492” and “1892” below.
Reverse Design: Depicts the three ships of Columbus’ voyage under sail, known as the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria. Inscriptions within an outer ring include “United States of America” and “Half Dollar”. The inscriptions within the central portion are “500th Anniversary of Columbus Discovery” and “E Pluribus Unum. Both the obverse and reverse were designed by T. James Ferrell.
This coin comes in the original U.S. Mint packaging and includes the certificate of authenticity.
San Francisco Mint "S"
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