The 1994 Capitol Bicentennial Silver Dollar was issued to mark the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington DC.
The obverse of the coin features the dome of the Capitol building with stars surrounding the statue Freedom, which rests atop the dome and was designed by William C. Cousins. The obverse inscriptions include “Liberty”, “In God We Trust”, “Bicentennial of the United States Capitol”, and the date “1994”.
The reverse of the coin features a motif based on the centre area of a stained glass window near the grand staircases of the House and Senate. This motif includes a shield, an eagle, branches, and four flags. The reverse was designed by John Mercanti after the original stained glass window design. The reverse inscriptions include “United States of America” and the denomination “One Dollar”. Within the motif is the additional motto “E Pluribus Unum”.
The 1994 U.S. Capitol Silver Proof Dollar was minted in proof at the San Francisco Mint.
The coin is housed in a plastic capsule. This coin is proof quality, which means it meets the finest standards in the industry for both beauty and craftsmanship, carefully designed to represent the best possible versions of the original model.