2000-P Leif Ericson Silver Dollar and Iceland Kronur Proof Set

2000-P Leif Ericson Silver Dollar and Iceland Kronur Proof Set
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Product Description

2000-P U.S. Leif Ericson Commemorative set, issued by the United States Mint in cooperation with the Republic of Iceland. The set includes a U.S. silver dollar and an Icelandic 1,000 kronur coin. Set comes in original US Mint packaging, with acrylic holders, certificates of authenticity and display box.

Each coin depicts Leif Ericson to mark the 1,000th anniversary of his discovery of the New World.

The obverse of the U.S. coin features a portrait of Leif Ericson in traditional Icelandic style. The reverse shows a Viking ship with Leif Ericson at the helm.

The Icelandic version of the coin features an interpretation of the Stirling Calder statue of Leif Ericson on the obverse, and the Icelandic Coat of Arms on the reverse.

Both versions of the coin were produced at the Philadelphia Mint. The US version carried the "P" mintmark, while the Icelandic version did not have a mint mark. Each is made with the same composition and size as the old (pre-1936) Silver Dollars- 90% silver, 10% copper, 38.5mm diameter and containing 0.7734 Troy oz of silver, total of 1.5468 troy oz.

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