Leif Ericson Millennium commemorative coins
|Value||1 US dollar / 1,000 Icelandic króna|
|Diameter||38.1 mm (1.500 in) mm|
|Composition||90% Ag, 10% Cu|
United States coin
One of the two coins of the series was a silver one dollar coin. The obverse features a portrait of Leif Ericson, designed by John Mercanti. The reverse features Ericson's ship, designed by T. James Ferrell. Of the 500,000 coins authorized, the Philadelphia Mint struck 28,150 uncirculated and 58,612 proof coins.
The other coin had the same composition and specifications as the silver dollar, but was denominated in 1,000 Icelandic króna. The obverse features an image of Stirling Calder’s sculpture of Leif Ericson, while the reverse features an eagle, a dragon, a bull and the giant from the Icelandic Coat of Arms. Both sides of the coin were designed by Throstur Magnusson. A maximum mintage of 150,000 coins was authorized, of which 15,947 were produced at the Philadelphia Mint (all with a proof finish without a mintmark).
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- "Leif Ericson Millennium Commemorative Coins | U.S. Mint". www.usmint.gov. Retrieved 2019-12-02.
- "2000 Leif Ericson Silver Dollar". 28 February 2010. Retrieved 2019-05-04.