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1892 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar. MS-67 (PCGS).


Price $9,250.00


DESCRIPTION
Incredible Rainbow Toned 1892 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar
MS-67 (PCGS)

1892 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar. MS-67 (PCGS).
A truly spectacular specimen with tremendous eye appeal to match the exceptional preservation. Blooms of intense violet, turquoise-blue, and orange toning frame the borders, with the centers left largely brilliant. The color is incredibly vibrant and perfectly matched on both sides, an elusive characteristic for this desirable issue. The underlying surfaces feature a satiny texture and are free of any distracting abrasions. Among the most visually stunning examples we have ever handled, this exact specimen brought $9,400 in an August 2013 auction. A captivating piece that will be sure to draw eyes from across the room.
The 1892 Columbian half dollar is notable as the first U.S. commemorative issue, excepting the 1848 CAL. quarter eagle which could technically be classified as such. This half dollar was issued in connection with the World's Columbian Exposition that was staged in Chicago in 1893. The Exposition was original scheduled for 1892, which explains the premature date on this issue. 950,000 examples were struck and they were sold at the Expo for twice face value, or $1 each. They were widely distributed and many found their way into circulation. Specialist David Hall remarks that "in the 1950's, circulated examples could be purchased for 60 cents." At the high end, however, survivors are scare and incredibly popular. While most are found brilliant or with subtle toning, the stunning color of this MS-67 (PCGS) example is truly unique and fit for the most magnificent set of toned commemoratives or type coins.

PCGS# 9296.NGC ID: BYGF.

PCGS Population: 36; 14 finer.

PREVIOUS PRICES REALIZED
IMAGEAUCTION/LOTDESCRIPTIONDATEREALIZED**
Session 7 - U.S. Coins
Lot 7021
1892 Columbian Exposition. MS-67 (PCGS). Mar 15$3,290.00
Session 3 - Lots 2001-2180
Lot 2460
1892 Columbian Exposition. MS-67 (PCGS). Feb 15$7,931.25
Session 7 - U.S. Coins Part III - Lots 6001-6440
Lot 6252
1892 Columbian Exposition. MS-67 (NGC). Aug 21$2,400.00
The October 2019 Collectors Choice Online Auction - U.S. Coins - Lots 92001-92433
Lot 92398
1892 Columbian Exposition. MS-66 (PCGS). CAC. Oct 19$456.00
Session 10 - Internet Only - U.S. Coins - Part 2 - Lots 7001-8537
Lot 8281
1892 Columbian Exposition. MS-66 (PCGS). Nov 17$408.00
November 2021 Collectors Choice Online Auction - U.S. Coins - Lots- 91001-91648
Lot 91580
1892 Columbian Exposition. MS-66 (NGC). Nov 21$576.00
The June 2021 Collectors Choice Online Auction Part 1 - U.S. Coins - Lots 91001-91495
Lot 91408
1892 Columbian Exposition. MS-66 (PCGS). Jun 21$504.00
Session 4
Lot 5231
1892 Columbian Exposition. MS-66 (NGC). Jan 15$517.00
Session 12 - US Coin Online - Part 3
Lot 35859
1892 Columbian Exposition. MS-66 (PCGS). Apr 16$446.50
Session 12 - US Coin Online - Part 3
Lot 35860
1892 Columbian Exposition. MS-66 (NGC). Apr 16$470.00

** NOTE. All prices realized reflect the final hammer price plus the buyer’s premium. As errors can occur, you should contact each pricing source to determine the accuracy of this information. No item may be returned or refused based on the information provided.

PRICE GUIDE
GRADEGREYSHEETCOLLECTOR'S PRICE GUIDECAC MARKET REVIEWCOIN WORLD TRENDSPCGS PRICE GUIDEPCGS +NGC PRICE GUIDENGC +
66$460$598$845$750$650$1,400--
67$2,800$3,500$5,810$5,000$4,000$9,000--
68$15,000$18,000$20,700-$35,000---

**NOTE. Information listed is intended to be as accurate as possible, and is being provided to our customers as a service. As errors can occur, you should contact each pricing source to determine the accuracy of this information. No item may be returned or refused based on the information provided.

POPULATION GUIDE
SERVICEGRADEPOPULATION IN THIS GRADEPLUSPOPULATION IN HIGHER GRADETOTAL
PCGS673613147,227
NGC673715175,703
CAC6725-0416

**NOTE. Information listed is intended to be as accurate as possible, and is being provided to our customers as a service. As errors can occur, you should contact each pricing source to determine the accuracy of this information. No item may be returned or refused based on the information provided.

PCGS POPULATION GUIDE
GRADE12346810121520253035404545+5050+5353+5555+5858+60616262+6363+6464+6565+6666+6767+6868+6970Total
Base-9511----2-961829-35-33-158-447-87179990-1,87612,03828827243215336131---7,227
Percent-0000----0-0000-0-0-2-6-1213-25028011040000---100

**NOTE. Information listed is intended to be as accurate as possible, and is being provided to our customers as a service. As errors can occur, you should contact PCGS to determine the accuracy of this information. No item may be returned or refused based on the information provided.

NGC POPULATION GUIDE
GRADE12346810121520253035404545+5050+5353+5555+5858+60616262+6363+6464+6565+6666+6767+6868+6970Total
Base-2---22-22234919-15-21-63-216-10152681-1,275-1,9681088910237163722---5,651
Percent-0---00-0000000-0-0-1-3-0211-22-34015040000---100
Star----------------------1-----3-3161177112----52
Total-2---22-22234919-15-21-63-217-10152681-1,278-1,9711189511254234842---5,703

**NOTE. Information listed is intended to be as accurate as possible, and is being provided to our customers as a service. As errors can occur, you should contact NGC to determine the accuracy of this information. No item may be returned or refused based on the information provided.

CAC POPULATION GUIDE
Grade123468101215202530354045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Gold--------------------1-111-----4
Green-----------------26-35279414910125---412

**NOTE. Information listed is intended to be as accurate as possible, and is being provided to our customers as a service. As errors can occur, you should contact CAC to determine the accuracy of this information. No item may be returned or refused based on the information provided.

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