1933 World's Fair Colorado Century of Progress 1 oz. Silver TYPE IV
Obverse: Mining scene below, use silver to restore prosperity; within circle and beaded border, "century of progress" above, 1833 world's fair 1933, below
Reverse: State seal, trade mark below; outside around, between circle and beaded border, "one ounce of pure silver" above, Colorado below
Issued by the state of Colorado at the 1933 world’s fair
Harold e. Hibler and Charles v. Kappen # 870
Contains 31.1 grams of pure silver (1 oz actual silver weight)
Diameter: 40 mm
About $60,000 was estimated to be necessary to assure proper representation and only about 30 days then remained in which to raise it. A plan to produce and sell "Colorado Dollars" was devised and adopted by the Colorado century of progress commission to accomplish this objective. On Feb. 1, 1933, commission announced that one-ounce discs of pure silver would be sold at $1 each, silver costing but 28 cents an ounce at that time. Next day Gov. Ed c. Johnson of Colorado purchased the first token and general sale was started throughout the state. The discs were advertised and sold elsewhere by Colorado state board of Immigration, Denver, for $1.25 each.