1996 Smithsonian Institution Proof Dollar Young Collectors Edition

Item Number: 76158
Product Type:  Coin
Size: 1 1/2 inch (38.1mm) Round
Material: 0.86 oz .900 Silver Proof
(0.77 oz of Silver)
Price: $39.99
 

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1996 Smithsonian Institution Proof Dollar Young Collectors Edition

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Smithsonian institution, the 1996 Smithsonian 150th Anniversary Young Collectors Set w/Proof Silver Dollar is a beautiful reminder of America’s largest collector. Established in 1846, the Smithsonian complex holds over 137 million items and is sought out by more than 30 million visitors every year.

The Smithsonian 150th Anniversary Young Collectors Set features a proof version of the 1996 Smithsonian 150th Anniversary Silver Dollar, along with colorful graphics paired with historic images. This fun and unique design will guide you through the organization’s remarkable history of gathering and sharing its collection with millions of visitors.

The silver dollar, minted in 90% silver and containing 0.7734 Troy oz of silver, has a diameter of 38.1mm and a weight of 26.73 grams. The obverse of the coin was designed by Thomas D. Rogers, Sr. and depicts the elevation of the first Smithsonian Institution building known as the Castle building, with laurel flanking the sides. The reverse, by John Mercanti, features a symbolic goddess sitting atop a globe, carrying the torch of knowledge in one hand and in the other holding a scroll depicting the words "art, history, and science.”

Minted in 1996 by the US Mint, the set includes the original US Mint packaging with certificate of authenticity. This coin is proof quality which means it meets the highest standards in the industry for craftsmanship. Proof coins are carefully produced to represent the best possible version of the original models. Whether you’re looking to complete a collection or simply wish to celebrate this treasured American organization, own the 1996 Smithsonian 150th Anniversary Young Collectors Set w/Proof Silver Dollar today and add a handsome set to your commemorative collection.