1996 Smithsonian Commemorative Silver Dollar Coin (Proof) - Gem Proof
- Contains .7734 oz of Silver.
- Comes complete with its box and certificate of authenticity.
- The obverse shows the Castle building, the first Smithsonian building, located at the Washington, D.C. mall. Words on the obverse include "Liberty," "In God We Trust," "Smithsonian", and the dates "1846-1996".
- The reverse features an allegorical goddess sitting atop a globe. She holds the torch of knowledge and a scroll inscribed with the words “art, history and science”. Further inscriptions include “United States of America,” “E Pluribus Unum,” “One Dollar” and “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge”.
- Sovereign coin backed by the United States government with a face value of $1.00 (USD).
Issued to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Smithsonian Institute in 1846.