1893 Isabella Quarter, AU+ (cleaned)

Silver Quarter Dollar from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The Board of Lady Managers at the exposition were impressed with the success of the Columbian Half Dollar, introduced in 1892, and lobbied Congress for a commemorative coin of their own. The resulting coin depicts Queen Isabella I of Castille, who famously financed Columbus' voyages to the New World. The reverse has an allegory representing women's contributions to industry. This coin remains the only commemorative quarter dollar issued by the US Mint. Only 24,214 of these coins were issued; far fewer than their half dollar counterparts. This specimen shows signs of cleaning, but shows nearly all of the original detail. Still a pleasing example of this beautiful design by Charles E. Barber.
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 26 February, 2016.

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