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2-Coin Set of 1838-2017 Smithsonian Founders Silver Proof Medals NGC GEM Proof (Smithsonian Founders Labels)

2-Coin Set of 1838-2017 Smithsonian Founders Silver Proof Medals NGC GEM Proof (Smithsonian Founders Labels)
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Why choose this Gem Proof 1838 Smithsonian Founders 2-Piece Silver Proof Set with Smithsonian Founders labels?

In 1838, the U.S. government received funds to establish the Smithsonian Institution from a wealthy British chemist, James Smithson. This was paid in the form of 104,960 1838 Gold Sovereigns. In honor of this gift, the U.S. Mint struck newly designed Gold Eagles with a depiction of Liberty with a profile of the recently crowned British Queen, Victoria.

The silver proofs in this set look like the coins that created the Smithsonian, the American Eagle $10 gold piece and the British Gold Sovereign. Both of these are made of .999 fine silver. The Sovereign weighs 1/4 Troy oz. and the Eagle weighs 1/2 Troy oz. A maximum of 10,000 of these sets will be released.

Iconic classic designs

The obverse of the larger medal displays the Liberty design that was used for the $10 Eagle during that period. The obverse of the Sovereign shows Queen Victoria. Both are dated "1838-2017."

Like the obverse, the reverse of each commemorative is modeled after the actual coins. The Eagle shows a bald eagle while the Sovereign features a detailed shield.

Gem Proof with Smithsonian Founders labels

Both of these specimens were certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in Gem Proof condition. Each one is protected by its own permanently sealed slab. They have labels with a picture of Queen Victoria and Liberty to show their grades.

Don't miss out, order your NGC Gem Proof 1838 Smithsonian Founders silver proof 2-piece set with Smithsonian Founders labels while you can!


Year of Issue:1838-2017
Mint:Commonwealth Mint
Quantity:2-Coin Set
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:GEM Proof
Finish:Proof
Label/Signature:Smithsonian Founders Labels
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.999
Country:United States
Mintage:10,000
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