The 2001 Capitol Visitor Center Silver Proof Dollar was issued as part of the commemorative coin program authorised for the proposed Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC.
The obverse of the Capitol Visitor Center Silver Dollar presents an image of the original Capitol with the date “1800” and the later Capitol with the date “2001”. Additional inscriptions include “Liberty”, “In God We Trust”, and “U.S. Capitol”. The obverse was designed by Marika Somogyi.
The reverse features a heraldic eagle with shield and rays emanating around. A scroll across the center reads “U.S. Capitol Visitor Center”. Additional inscriptions above and below read “United States of America”, “E Pluribus Unum”, and “One Dollar”. The reverse was designed by John Mercanti.
The Proof versions of the 2001 Capitol Visitor Center Silver Dollar were produced at the Philadelphia Mint; 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.