Forgot I started this thread and promised more! So...
Here's another 1992 silver Columbus medal (0.999 fine, one troy ounce); this one features the obverse and reverse designs of the 1892 commemorative half dollar.
It was struck during the quincentennial anniversary in proof as well as in uncirculated versions. I have an example of each, and decided to present the proof medal here. I've also seen the design available in a five-ounce format.
From a technical standpoint, the medal is very well done IMO - it captures the design of the original well, the medal's die was engraved with precision and is full of fine detail. Also, the medal's strike quality (proof and uncirculated) is of the highest quality. If you wanted just one 1992 medal that makes use of the 1892 design, this one would be my recommendation!
I have searched for information on this one to try to learn who struck it, who marketed it, its original selling price, how many of each type were made, etc. So far, my searches have come up empty. If anyone out there recognizes the medal and has any info they can share, I would be very appreciative.1992 Christopher Columbus 500th Anniversary Silver Medal
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Edited by commems
07/09/2021 8:07 pm