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1996-W $5 Smithsonian, DC (Proof)

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PCGS PR69DC

PCGS PR69DC

PCGS PR69DC
PCGS #:
9745
Diameter:
21.60 millimeters
Designer:
Al Maletsky/T. James Ferrell
Weight:
8.36 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
8,948
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$1,380 • PR • 6-2-2010 • Heritage
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Jaime Hernandez: The 1996 $5 Proof 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: $195.00

Regular Issue Price: $225.00

Mintage: 21,772