$10,000 Paid To Columbian Expo for the First Columbian Commemorative Half Dollar

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$10,000 Paid To Columbian Expo for the First Columbian Commemorative Half Dollar

This is a very unusual promotional item that was used to let the world know about the company that purchased the first US commemorative half dollar--the first example struck for the World's Columbian Expo. The facsimile check for $10,000 is reproduced here along with a variety of signatures attesting to the sale, with Harlow Higinbotham's signature center stage as the president of the world's fair. An interesting and unusual bit of Columbian history.