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2001-P U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Silver Dollar PCGS MS69 Mercanti Signed
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|
|Coin Weight||26.73 Grams - g|
|Weight||1 Ounce - oz|