2001-P U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Silver Dollar PCGS MS69 Mercanti Signed

2001-P U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Silver Dollar PCGS MS69 Mercanti Signed
2001-P U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Silver Dollar PCGS MS69 Mercanti Signed 2001-P U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Silver Dollar PCGS MS69 Mercanti Signed 2001-P U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Silver Dollar PCGS MS69 Mercanti Signed 2001-P U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Silver Dollar PCGS MS69 Mercanti Signed
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244886

2001 U.S. Capitol Visitor Cent Silver Dollar Commemorative

This 2001 Silver Dollar was struck at the Philadelphia Mint to commemorate the new U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The 446,000-square-foot visitor center contains space for interactive and multi-media exhibits in many languages, food service, security and storage, and allows access to the Capitol building. It can accommodate 5,000 visitors at a time.

The coin is struck in 26.73 grans of 90% silver and is the same size and weight as the Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars. The Silver Dollar obverse was designed by Marika Somogyi of the Beaux Arts College in Budapest. Somogyi's work has been seen in more than 14 art museums around the world, including the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution and the British Museum. She designed the U.S. Mint's Mount Rushmore Commemorative Silver Dollar obverse and has received the "Excellence in American Medallic Art" Award. The Silver Dollar reverse was designed by John Mercanti. Mercanti designed the 2000 Library of Congress Bimetallic Ten Dollar obverse and Silver Dollar reverse, the reverse of the Leif Ericson Silver Dollar, and the obverse designs for the George H. W. Bush and the Hubert Humphrey medals. He also designed the Bicentennial of the Congress Gold Five Dollar; the Eisenhower Silver Dollar obverse; the Mount Rushmore Gold Five Dollar obverse; the Korean War Silver Dollar obverse; the 1991 USO Anniversary Silver Dollar obverse; and two of the 1995 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Silver Dollar obverses (track & field and cycling).

This example grades Mint Sate-69 (MS69) by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and features a label hand-signed by John Mercanti. The label is sealed with the coin in its holder.

Year of Issue 2001
Country United States
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9000
Condition
Graded
Coins that are inspected, evaluated and graded by an independent, third party grading service. After a grade is assigned, each coin is sonically sealed in an acrylic "slab," preserving the coin's condition.
Grade
MS69
The second-highest grade a coin can obtain, based off the internationally accepted 70-point Sheldon grading scale. A distinction of Mint State-69, otherwise known as MS69, means your almost-flawless coin showcases an impressive full strike and indistinguishable imperfections. With quality well above of the majority of coins in their respective series, many collectors prefer MS69-graded coins for their balance of collector status and affordability.
Pedigree
Mercanti Signed
Since 1792, there have ONLY been 12 official and prominent Chief Engravers of the U.S. Mint. This prestigious position is highly important as the Chief Engraver oversees the production of all coinage for circulation and for collectors. John Mercanti was the Chief Engraver from 2006 to 2010 but started at the Mint in 1974. John Mercanti has produced more coin and medal designs than any employee in United States Mint history (dating back to 1792). He designed the reverse of the Silver Eagle and the obverse of the Platinum Eagle that has been struck in proof condition annually since 1997. He designed quite a few modern gold and silver commemoratives in addition to five states in the States Quarter Program. As a testament to his legacy at the U.S. Mint, the coin's label prominently features his hand-signed signature.
Denomination 1.00
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name
Philadelphia - P
From its humble beginnings on Seventh Street through four different locations, the United States Mint's "Mother Mint" at 151 North Independence Mall East in Philadelphia is the largest of its kind in the world. The Philadelphia Mint is home to die production for all U.S. coinage, as well as facilities that produce a daily average of 30 million coins worth about $1 million.
U.S. Mint
Created by the United States Congress through the Coinage Act of 1792, the United States Mint opened its first building in Philadelphia in 1793. Today, the U.S. Mint strikes circulating coins, as well as special collector coins and sets at the "Mother Mint" of Philadelphia and the branch mints of Denver, San Francisco and West Point.
Coin Weight 26.73 Grams - g
Weight 1 Ounce - oz
Dimensions 38.1mm
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