Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coins
Gold: Depicts Jamestown Memorial Church, the only building from the original settlement whose foundation is still standing.
Silver: Shows the three ships that carried the first settlers from England to Jamestown.
Gold: Shows Captain John Smith and a Native American.
Silver: Shows people from three of the cultures that came together at Jamestown.
In 1607, The Virginia Company of London sent three ships to the New World to start a colony. The Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery brought more than 100 settlers to the place that would become Jamestown. The survival of this colony is a major milestone in the history of the United States of America. The seeds of our nation’s laws, government, and cultural diversity were planted here.
Four hundred years later, Jamestown and its founding are remembered on two commemorative coins from the United States Mint: a one-dollar silver coin and a five-dollar gold coin. Together, they make the Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program.
Some of the money from the sale of these coins will go to Jamestown for its anniversary celebration and to preserve and improve the town as a historic treasure. Archaeologists searching the area have found many clues to what life was like in this, the first successful English colony in North America.