The U.S. Mint's recent commemorative quarter series have brought countless new collectors to the well loved hobby. But very few will ever be able to own America's very first commemorative quarter. Issued in 1893 to help fund the Columbian Exposition, less than 25,000 of these 90% silver coins were produced. And only a few thousand of that very low mintage may remain today in this Extra Fine quality. (Over 2 million of the better know Columbus half dollars were also produced and sold at the Exposition.) Queen Isabella of Spain financed Christopher Columbus' 1492 voyage. Our Extra Fine quality specimens retain the minutest details of the handsome engravings.