1893 Columbian Exposition. MS-67 (PCGS). This lovely Gem exhibits brilliant frosty white surfaces at the central obverse, accented by vibrant halos of blue and tangerine peripheral toning. The reverse is painted in a colorful bloom of iridescence, with rose and electric blue near the center and gold and crimson shades at the borders. An overall pristine example with eye appeal to spare. The second year Columbian Exposition half dollar has an even higher mintage than the 1892, 4,052,105 pieces produced with 1,548,300 coins actually sold. Many of the remaining coins were placed into circulation for face value and others were melted. Now as then, this type is a favorite with collectors and aesthetically appealing Gems such as this enjoy particularly strong demand. Just 6 coins have been certified finer by PCGS.