Feedback

X

Leave Comment

SERIES: (None)
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1996-W $5 Smithsonian (Regular Strike)

View All Coin Images

PCGS MS69

PCGS MS69

PCGS MS69
PCGS #:
9744
Diameter:
21.60 millimeters
Designer:
Al Maletsky/T. James Ferrell
Weight:
8.36 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
9,068
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$4,410 • PCGS MS70 • 7-2-2006 • Heritage
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS70 PCGS grade  
1 MS70 PCGS grade  
1 MS70 PCGS grade  
1 MS70 PCGS grade  
1 MS70 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS70 PCGS grade  
1 MS70 PCGS grade  
1 MS70 PCGS grade  
1 MS70 PCGS grade  
1 MS70 PCGS grade  
1 MS70 PCGS grade  
1 MS70 PCGS grade  
1 MS70 PCGS grade  
1 MS70 PCGS grade  
1 MS70 PCGS grade  

Jaime Hernandez: The 1996 $5 Uncirculated Smithsonian Commemorative Coin was issued to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Smithsonian. The Smithsonian is the largest museum in the world.

Obverse: The obverse of the coin features a bust of James Smithson, the donor and founder of the Smithsonian Museum. The obverse also has the  inscriptions, "For the increase and Diffusion of Knowledge, In God We Trust, 1846-1996, James Smithson," and the word" Liberty."

Reverse: The reverse of the coin displays a large sunbursts which is also the Smithsonian's logo. Underneath the logo it has the word "Smithsonian." Encircled around the design are the inscriptions, "United States of America, E Pluribus Unum," and "Five Dollars."

Pre-Issue Price: $180.00

Regular Issue Price: 205.00

Mintage: 9,068