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1996 D $1 Silver Smithsonian Institution 150th Anniversary NGC MS70 Mercanti Signed U.S. Mint Engraver Series Masters Collection

Category: Modern Commemoratives

  • SKU 16063
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This silver coin was minted to commemorate the establishment of the Smithsonian Institution on August 10, 1846. When this coin was issued, the Smithsonian was home to the National Numismatic Collection which features more than one million items.

The obverse, designed by Thomas D. Rogers, shows the first iteration of the Smithsonian Institution Building. The reverse, designed by John Mercanti, shows a goddess figure holding the torch of knowledge, sitting on a globe.

This coin was minted in Denver and was graded as MS70 by NGC.

Year of Issue 1996
Strike Type Mint State
Certification NGC
Grade MS70
Mintmark D - Denver
Label U.S. Mint Engraver Series

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