1996 Smithsonian Silver Commemorative Dollar

90% Silver


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America’s revered Smithsonian Institution is renowned as the largest museum and research facility in the world! It consists of a National Zoological Park, 9 different research facilities and a whopping 19 museums and galleries. In 1996, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of that remarkable institution, this one-year-only 90% silver dollar was issued.

The Smithsonian’s historic original building, located on the Mall in Washington, D.C., is prominently displayed on the obverse. Known as the “castle building,” this facility once was home to the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection. On the reverse is a goddess seated on a globe holding a torch and a scroll. Struck over 25 years ago, this commemorative coin will be a beautiful and historic addition to your collection – order today!