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2000 Leif Ericson Millennium Commemorative Coin - 2000
  • Quality: Commemorative  
  • Production Facility: Philadelphia  
  • Public Law Number: 106  
Image of the Stirling Calder statue of Leif Erison and inscriptions.
Obverse: Download
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


Image of the Icelandic Coat of Arms and inscriptions.
Reverse: Download
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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