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1996 P $1 Proof Silver Smithsonian Institution 150th Anniversary NGC PF70 UCAM Mercanti Signed U.S. Mint Engraver Series Masters Collection

Category: Modern Commemoratives

  • SKU 16064
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This proof 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 Philadelphia and was graded as PF70 Ultra Cameo by NGC.

Year of Issue 1996
Strike Type Proof
Certification NGC
Grade PF70
Mintmark P - Philadelphia
Label U.S. Mint Engraver Series

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