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2000 Leif Ericson Millennium Commemorative Coin - 2000

Production Process: Proof   Coin Type: Commemorative   Denomination: Silver Kr√≥nur   Authorized Mintage Maximum: 150,000   Production Facility: Philadelphia   Public Law Number: 106   Congressional Number: 126   Approval Date: 12/31/1999  
Image of the Stirling Calder statue of Leif Erison and inscriptions.
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Obverse Description:
Released on June 21, 2000, this coin commemorates the millennium of the discovery of the New World. The coin was designed by Icelander Throstur Magnusson and it features an interpretation of the Stirling Calder statue of Leif Erison. The United States gave the Stirling Calder statue to the Icelandic government in 1930 to commemorate the millennium of the Iceland parliament. The coin is inscribed: Leifur Eiriksson, Sonur Islands, Fundur Nordur Ameriku, 1000, and 2000.
Obverse Designer:
Throstur Magnusson

Obverse Designer 2:

Image of the Icelandic Coat of Arms and inscriptions.
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Reverse Description:
The coin features an eagle, a dragon, the bull and the giant from the Icelandic Coat of Arms. The coin is inscribed: 1000, Eitt Pusund Kronur, and Island.
Reverse Designer:
Throstur Magnusson

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