This silver dollar was minted to the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of the Americas. Surcharges from the sale of this coin were used for the newly established Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Coins and Fellowship Foundation.
The obverse, designed by John Mercanti, features a full length portrait of Christopher Columbus standing in front of a globe. The reverse, designed by Thomas D. Rogers, features a split image of Columus' ship the Santa Maria and the Discovery space shuttle.
This coin was minted in Denver and was graded as MS70 by NGC.