I recently received the Smith-Waite Tarot Deck, Centennial Edition, in a tin & compared it to the Pamela Coleman Smith (PCS) Commemorative Set (2009) in a video I just made. In the video I go through the whole commemorative set, for those of you interested in seeing that. There is a size & slight card stock difference between the two decks. Other than that, the artwork & color is identical.
I love the deck that comes with the commemorative edition, but I tend to avoid using it since I view it as a collector's edition & want to keep it in the best condition possible. Anyway, I usually just end up using one of my Waite-Smith or Albano-Waite decks. Not
anymore! I'm really enjoying the size & portability of this deck that comes in a tin. It is smaller, but it loses no detail. Plus, it fits perfectly in my hands! (See picture of size comparisons below.)
I forgot to mention in the video that the Smith-Waite Centennial Deck came with two bonus cards from PCS's non-tarot artwork. It appears that the bonus cards that came with the deck may vary. The one that is shown in this link on the US Games Inc website is a different image from the two I received. (See image below of the two that came with my deck.) It would be fun to put these two cards into the deck for an extra twist to a reading!
It's so lovely to shuffle, the images are wonderful & are exactly like the deck in the PCS set. The only real difference is felt in the size. Best of all, I am using it, since I'm not hung up on trying to preserve it!