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 honor the 150th anniversary of that incredible institution, this 90% silver dollar Proof 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 aglobe holding a torch and a scroll. This low-mintage silver dollar is one of just 129,152 Proofs minted in Philadelphia and comes encapsulated in a handsome display case. Struck 20 years ago, this Proof will be a beautiful and historic addition to your collection – order today!
- Material: Silver
- Mint: Philadelphia
- Year: 1996
- Commemorative Series: Smithsonian Institution 150th Anniversary (1996)
- Product Type: Single Products