2000-P Library of Congress Silver Dollar Commemorative Proof
Minted in 2000 these coins were authorized to commemorate the new Millennium and the Bicentennial of the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress, founded on April 24, 1800, is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. It is also the world’s largest library. President Thomas Jefferson played a key role in the Library of Congress’ development. A lifelong reader, Jefferson donated his personal collection of 6,487 books to Congress.
These coins are the first silver commemorative coins of the new Century.
The obverse, designed by sculptor/engraver Thomas D. Rogers, Sr., features an open book superimposed over the torch of learning.
The reverse, designed by the famous John Mercanti, depicts an architectural rendering of the dome on the Library of Congress’ Jefferson building.
The proof silver dollars were minted exclusively at the Philadelphia, PA mint facility and bear the ‘P’ mint mark.
A portion of the proceeds from each coin’s sale by the mint benefited the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board to help support outreach programs to make the Library’s collection available to all Americans.
Proof coins are produced with special, highly polished dies and have an immediately recognizable ultra-shiny appearance. These eye-catching coins are sure to become fast favorites of yours to own… and to proudly display.

These coins were only available for purchase from the U.S. Mint from April 24, 2000, through December 31, 2000. These perfect proof commemorative coins are available on a strictly limited basis. Avoid disappointment and order yours today!

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