Library of Congress Bicentennial Proof Silver Dollar
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2000 US MINT LIBRARY OF CONGRESS BICENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIVE PROOF SILVER DOLLAR
In 2000 the US Mint issued the Library of Congress Bicentennial Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar, minted to commemorate the Bicentennial of the Library of Congress and the new Millennium. It was the first commemorative coin of the new Century. This beautiful proof silver dollar was minted at the US Mint, Philadelphia.
The Library of Congress was founded April 24, 1800 and is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. Also the world’s largest library, it houses 119 million items—18 million books; two million recordings; 12 million photographs; four million maps; and 53 million manuscripts. After the British burned the new Capitol and Library in 1814, Thomas Jefferson donated his personal collection of 6,487 books to be used in the restoration. The Library of Congress is a repository of history, learning and culture not to be replicated anywhere in the world.
The beautiful Proof Sliver Dollar shows the Torch of Learning and an open book on the obverse. Library of Congress, In God We Trust, and the dates 1800 and 2000 complete this impressive face. The reverse is the Thomas Jefferson Building dome, with United States of America, E Pluribus Unum and One Dollar surrounding the dome.
The Library of Congress Bicentennial Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar is presented in a museum-quality display case. This proof silver dollar commemorates the soul of our Nation, and is a stunning gift to yourself, or for family or friends.
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