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Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection - 3rd

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About This Set: From the Experts at PCGS
The National Numismatic Collection, now at the Smithsonian Institution, was formed in 1838 with coins set aside by Mint employee, Adam Eckfeldt. New coins were added each year as they were made, but no attention was paid to mintmarks until much later. That’s why you won’t find an 1876-CC Twenty Cent piece or an 1870-S Seated Liberty Silver Dollar in this collection. However, you will find six of the Ten Most Famous U.S. coins, including a 1913 Liberty Nickel, all three classes of the 1804 Silver Dollar, two(!) Ultra-High Reliefs, two 1880 Stellas (both the Flowing Hair and Coiled Hair types). It’s a collection worthy of our nation’s pride.

Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection

Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1913 5C 3912 1913 5C PR55 3
Estimated grade. Ex Norweb.
1894-S 10C 4805 1894-S 10C
1876-CC 20C 5300 1876-CC 20C
1838-O 50C 6226 1838-O 50C PR63BM 1 3 14
Estimated grade.
1804 S$1 (Original or Restrike) 6907 1804 $1 PR63 6
Estimated grade. The Smithsonian owns the only complete set of all three Classes.
1870-S S$1 6965 1870-S $1
1885 T$1 1885 T$1
Coiled Hair $4 (1879 or 1880) 8060 1880 $4 PR64 3 3 318
Estimated grade. The Smithsonian owns both 1879 and 1880 Coiled Hair Stellas.
Ultra High Relief $20 9130 1907 EX-HR $20 PR68
Estimated grade.
1927-D $20 9187 1927-D $20 MS65 1 7 17
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