Congress authorized this historic coin for the 400th anniversary of Columbus' epic history-changing voyage. It was struck to help fund the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. This first U.S. commemorative coin was minted for two years. More than 50% more were produced the second year making this 1892 date a tougher find. The Columbus portrait was based on a statue in Madrid. Shown on the reverse is the Santa Maria and the Old and New World's hemispheres. Sharply detailed Extra Fine quality.