To celebrate the 200th anniversary of its founding, the 2000 Library of Congress Silver Dollar was issued by the United States Mint.
The obverse of the silver dollar features two books, one is open with its spine resting on the other closed book. The torch of learning appears in the background. The inscriptions read “Library of Congress”, with anniversary dates “1800” and “2000”, the motto “In God We Trust”, and “Liberty”.
The reverse of the coin features the dome of the Library of Congress Jefferson Building. The inscriptions “United States of America” and “E Pluribus Unum” appear above, with “One Dollar” below. The obverse was designed by Thomas D. Rogers and the reverse was designed by John Mercanti.
The Library of Congress Silver Proof Dollars were produced at the Philadelphia Mint and carry the “P” mint mark on the reverse; the coin is encapsulated.
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.