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    Jun 2006
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    columbus?

    Another coin from my uncle. Columbian Exposition? Was/Is this coin a real coin? value. I have been looking through all of these coins and this is a really neat hobby!

    Thanks.
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  2. #2

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County Tower City
    2 MINELAB EXPLORER SE PRO's .......3 Garrett Pro Pointers…… Sovereign XS-2 Pro ....... 2 Sovereign GT's
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    Re: columbus?

    It was a Special Issue,

    Released In Conjunction with the Expo

    and Yes it was Legal Tender.

  3. #3

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County Tower City
    2 MINELAB EXPLORER SE PRO's .......3 Garrett Pro Pointers…… Sovereign XS-2 Pro ....... 2 Sovereign GT's
    70,266
    36252 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: columbus?

    the STORY :

    they were Sold for $1.00 apiece at the Expo. in Chicago.
    most were never sold and eventually released into Circulation
    at Face Value.

    Mintage

    950,000 1892's
    1,550,405 1893's


  4. #4
    us
    Jun 2006
    Minnesota
    711
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    Re: columbus?

    Thanks Jeff. I don't know all that much about old coins. I saw one listed for $5.50 on ebay. Guess they aren't very rare. 1.5 million was a lot of coins back then I guess. Today if there were only 1.5 million of anything minted, it would be different. Am I wrong?

    Thanks.

  5. #5

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County Tower City
    2 MINELAB EXPLORER SE PRO's .......3 Garrett Pro Pointers…… Sovereign XS-2 Pro ....... 2 Sovereign GT's
    70,266
    36252 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: columbus?

    No, your pretty much correct blurr.


    today they mint some coins in the billions.

    The fact they are a special issue their not exactly commom knowledge, But that's the Extent.

    Unless You find one of the MS-65's (Mint State 65)
    there were 100 Brilliant Proofs Minted. in each date.
    those average $800.00 a piece.

    they need to be at least ALMOST UNCIRCULATED-50 to be worth $15.00

 

 

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