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1794-2019 1-oz Silver America’s First Silver Dollar Reverse Proof w/Smithsonian Label
Honoring the 225th Anniversary of America’s First Silver Dollar
On April 2, 1792, The United States Mint was officially established, and with it came authorization for the first U.S. Silver Dollar. That silver dollar, the 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar, is the most important dollar coin ever struck – and one of the rarest U.S. coins in existence! Now, for the first time ever and in honor of the 225th anniversary of America’s First Silver Dollar, the Smithsonian® has authorized the release of proofs bearing the same design as the original.
Bearing an obverse design inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s 1781 Libertas Americana Medal and a stunning eagle reverse, the Flowing Hair Silver Dollar first existed as a single copper pattern struck to test the dies. Currently housed in the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection, it’s a priceless artifact many numismatic experts believe could fetch upwards of $20 million at auction. Even if you could afford such a sum, don’t get your hopes up; curators at the Smithsonian said in no uncertain terms that the coin will NEVER be put up for sale!
But now you can get the next best thing with this spectacular proof! Struck in one ounce of highly-pure 99.9% silver, it bears the iconic design of the original 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar – a design listed by author and expert numismatist Jeff Garret in his book 100 Greatest U.S. Coins.
- To make this release even more spectacular, it has been struck with a unique Reverse Proof finish! To achieve a Reverse Proof effect, the dies and planchets are specially prepared so that multiple strikes result in frosty fields and shimmering details – the complete opposite of their traditional proof finish counterparts! A good way to tell the difference is to imagine the difference between a photograph and its negative. When held right, a standard proof appears like a black-and-white photograph while a reverse proof takes on the appearance of its negative. The visual effect is remarkable. Each proof will come sonically sealed in an acrylic coin capsule with a label bearing the Smithsonian’s distinctive sunburst logo.
The mintage for the America's First Silver Dollar Reverse Proof is strictly limited – just 800 of these commemoratives will be struck – and it’s available only through GovMint.com and its marketing partners. This proof is a must-have for any fan of the Silver Dollar or U.S. history. No U.S. coin collection is complete without America's First Silver Dollar design. You won't just be holding history in your hands – you'll be holding the start of history!
- PROOF HONORS AMERICA’S FIRST SILVER DOLLAR – These silver proofs were struck to commemorate the 225th anniversary of America’s First Silver Dollar, the 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar. Each features an obverse design inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s 1781 Libertas Americana Medal and a stunning eagle on the reverse.
- OFFICIALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE SMITHSONIAN – The Smithsonian® has officially authorized the release of these proofs. Each will come sonically sealed in acrylic coin capsules with labels bearing the Smithsonian’s distinctive sunburst logo.
- STRUCK IN HIGHLY-PURE SILVER – These America’s First Silver Dollar Proofs are struck in a one ounce of highly-pure 99.9% silver.
- UNIQUE REVERSE PROOF FINISH – These America’s First Silver Dollar 225th Anniversary Commemoratives have been struck with a Reverse Proof finish, meaning they have frosty fields and shimmering details – the complete opposite of their traditional proof finish counterparts.
- LOW LIMITED EDITION – The limited edition for these silver proofs has been set at only 800.
Commemorate the 225th anniversary of the Flowing Hair Silver Dollar with the America’s First Silver Dollar One-Ounce Silver Reverse Proof. Order yours now!
|Year of Issue||2019|
|Mint Name||Commonwealth Mint|
|Coin Weight||31.103 Grams - g|
|Weight||1 Ounce - oz|