The stunningly beautiful Leif Ericson proof commemorative silver dollar coin was produced by the United States Mint in 2000 to celebrate the famed explorer’s discovery of the New World. Made from 90% silver, these coins have the same specifications as the older Peace and Morgan silver dollars which were produced through 1935: a weight of 26.73 grams, with a net silver content of .7734 ounces. The obverse features a right-facing bust of Leif Ericson, along with his name, the motto and the date, and the reverse features a Viking ship with Ericson at the helm, along with the words “FOUNDER OF THE NEW WORLD”, the denomination, the motto and “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”.
Because of their beauty and their historical significance, the 2000 Leif Ericson proof commemorative silver dollar coin has always been one of the more popular and desirable modern commemorative silver coins, bringing a higher premium than many other modern silver commemoratives. These coins come with their complete, original packaging, just as they came from the US Mint. Order your collectible 2000 Leif Ericson commemorative silver dollar today!