U.S. Commemoratives: 1992 Chistopher Columbus Quincentenary



1992 Chistopher Columbus Quincentenary Commemorative Silver Dollar, Proof

The obverse of the commemorative coin is a full-length portrait of Christopher Columbus. He is standing next to a globe on a pedestal, grasping a banner in his right hand and a scroll in his left hand. The background show the three sailing vessels, Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria.


Obverse Inscriptions

- COLUMBUS QUINCENTENARY, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, 1992

Reverse Inscriptions

- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ONE DOLLAR, E PLURIBUS UNUM, 1492 ~ 1992

Mint and Mint Mark

- Philadelphia


Artist Information

Obverse: Designer- John Mercanti

Reverse: Designer- Thomas D. Rogers, Sr.


Source: U.S. Mint


The reverse features a split depiction of the U.S. Space Shuttle Discovery with the Earth and a star to the upper right of the shuttle, and the image of the Santa Maria on the other half.



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The United States Modern Commemorative Coin program began in 1982. Silver coins have been issued corresponding to and equal in specifications of classic circulating silver dollars. I have a long way to go, but here are the ones I shown so far:


Chistopher Columbus Quincentenary Commemorative Silver Dollar
National Community Service Commemorative Silver Dollar
Jamestown Commemorative Silver Dollar
The US Botanic Garden Commemorative Silver Dollar
Commemorative Morgan Silver Dollar
Commemorative Peace Silver Dollar
Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar
The Star Spangled Banner Commemorative Silver Dollar
The P.O.W. Commemorative Silver Dollar
The U.S. Capitol Commemorative Silver Dollar
American Buffalo Commemorative Silver Dollar

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