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Why choose this GEM Proof (2017) ANA Releases Smithsonian 1877 1 oz. Half-Union Silver Medal with an exclusive Smithsonian label?
In 2017, the Smithsonian issued this proof silver medal as a reproduction of a famous U.S. coin that was proposed but never released for circulation. This 1 oz. proof silver medal features the Half-Union design that was intended to be used for a circulating $50 gold coin. Mintage of this special medal was limited to just 2,500 pieces.
Classic William Barber design
The obverse and reverse designs on this medal were originally created by William Barber, fifth Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint and father of Charles E. Barber. The date is displayed on the obverse along with a detailed portrait of Liberty.
The reverse features a very detailed bald eagle design. The lower portion shows the silver content and face value. Inscriptions stating the medal's release at the 2017 Denver ANA show can be found near the middle of the design.
NGC GEM Proof ANA Releases with an exclusive Smithsonian label
This medal was graded by the experts at the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). It received the grade of GEM Proof and was also given the ANA Releases designation. It even has an exclusive Smithsonian themed label to display its grade.
Order your NGC GEM Proof ANA Releases (2017) 1877 Smithsonian Half-Union 1 oz. proof silver medal with an exclusive Smithsonian label today!
|Year of Issue:||(2017)|
|Variety:||ANA Show Releases|
|Label/Signature:||Exclusive Smithsonian Label|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Liberty facing left, surrounded by 13 stars|
|Reverse Design:||Heraldic Eagle and shield|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||William Barber|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||William Barber|