U.S. Capitol Bicentennial Silver Dollar

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

Released on September 9, 1994, this coin was authorized to commemorate the U.S. Capitol’s Bicentennial and to pay tribute to its architectural magnificence.

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Recipient Organization: Capitol Preservation Fund

Surcharges from coin sales were distributed to the Capitol Preservation Fund and were made available to the United States Capitol Preservation Commission.

Commemorative Coin Surcharges

Commemorative coin programs are created by acts of Congress to honor a person, place, or event. Surcharges from the sales of these coins help fund a variety of organizations and projects that benefit the public. Commemorative coins are only available from the United States Mint for a limited time, as specified by public law.

Characteristics

The obverse design of the coin features a view of the Capitol Dome. A ring of thirteen stars, which represents the original states, encircles the Statue of Freedom.

The reverse of the coin features an eagle, shield, and American flags.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • 1994
  • BICENTENNIAL OF UNITED STATES CAPITOL

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • ONE DOLLAR
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: William C. Cousins
Reverse
  • Designer: John Mercanti

Related Information

Content last reviewed December 12, 2016

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