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Commems Collection Modern: 1996 Smithsonian Anniversary Young Collectors Set

 
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In a previous post, I mentioned that my collection of modern US commemoratives is comprised of all uncirculated coins plus a handful of additional proof coins. Here is one of the proof coins - the 1996 Smithsonian Institution 150th Anniversary silver dollar " via the limited edition Young Collectors set (though not specifically labeled as such).

Most Young Collector sets produced by the US Mint have included half-dollar coins, but in a couple of cases, when no half-dollar was part of the sponsor's program, a silver dollar was featured. Considering the educational mission of the Smithsonian Institution, creating a set focused on young collectors made perfect sense. As usual, the set features colorful, friendly cartoon graphics and informative, easy-to-understand text.

The proof dollar is embedded in a four-panel coin folder with a protective outer sleeve or slipcase. Production of the sets was capped at 25,000; a total of 129,152 proof dollars were struck.

These sets have always been well-done. I'm surprised they haven't been more popular and more frequently issued.


Slipcase " Front




Slipcase " Back




Coin Folder " Front




Coin Folder " Interior, Top




Coin Folder " Interior, Bottom




Coin Folder " Back



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 Posted 11/06/2012  2:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hondo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, that is awesome.

Having grown up in DC, I wish that I would have gotten my hands on one of these with I was younger.

Thank you for sharing your collection with us commems. This is a little off the beaten path in relation to most of your posts, but I really enjoyed this one.

Thanks again!
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 Posted 11/06/2012  6:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jarubla to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
wow, fantastic commemorative! Thanks for the share!

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 Posted 11/06/2012  6:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very well done product. I could do without the random bike riding scenes but I do like how they did everything else
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This is a little off the beaten path in relation to most of your posts...

Yes, I do tend to focus on the classic commemoratives, but I collect both series and, just like with the classic coins, I collect related ephemera, packaging options and directly related commemorative medals ("cousins" as I call them) for coins of the modern series. I'm glad you enjoyed my foray into the modern!

I could easily do 25 or more posts on topics related to the modern series, maybe I'll mix in a few in between my classic series posts.


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I could do without the random bike riding scenes...

I don't think they're entirely random, I believe they are meant to make the connection between the Smithsonian of 1846 and the Smithsonian of 1996 via kids riding the bikes of each era. All the Young Collector sets use cartoons of kids, so I believe it is keeping with the general theme.


@jbuck: Cool!

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 Posted 11/07/2012  6:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice presentation commems of this interesting and relatively unknown set ... and I agree that the bicycle theme actually works for me.

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