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Why add this Proof 70 Ultra Cameo 1838 Smithsonian Founders Proof Set with Smithsonian labels to your collection?
The unique commemorative proofs in this set were struck by the Commonwealth Mint to represent some of the most significant coins in the history of the Smithsonian. In his will, a wealthy British chemist gave the U.S. 104,960 1838 Gold Sovereigns "to the United States of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men." This man was named James Smithson, and in honor of his gift, the U.S. Mint struck Gold Eagles with Liberties profile as that of the new Queen Victoria.
Only 10,000 of these sets will be produced. Both commemoratives are made of .999 fine silver and have a proof finish. One of them displays a $10 Eagle design and the other features the design of a Gold Sovereign. This set symbolizes the British and American origins of the Smithsonian Institute, with the coins that took part in its creation! The Eagle weighs 1/2 oz. and the Sovereign weighs 1/4 oz.
Classic American and British designs
The obverse of the Eagle displays a classic Liberty design. On the obverse of the Sovereign, Queen Victoria is depicted. Both of these proofs display dual dates. The first date is for the founding of the Smithsonian and the second is the date of issue.
The reverse of each proof looks similar to their actual gold counterparts that were circulating during the 1830s. They offer a great combination of classic designs and modern minting quality.
Proof 70 Ultra Cameo with Smithsonian Founders labels
Both proofs in this set were submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). They received the same grade and designation, Proof 70 and Ultra Cameo. They are free of flaws and they display high levels of visual contrast. The labels feature a picture of Liberty and Queen Victoria.
Order this NGC Proof 70 Ultra Cameo 1838 Smithsonian Founders silver proof set with Smithsonian Founders labels for your collection today!
|Year of Issue:||1838-2017|
|Label/Signature:||Smithsonian Founders Labels|