US Commemorative Dollar Uncirculated 1994-D Capital

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    In creating the US Capitol building, the Founding Fathers believed a design contest would solicit the best architecture for the Legislative building. The prize for the winner would be $500 (a hefty sum some 200 years ago) and a plot of land in the new District (a coveted thing today). After many amateurish drawings and lofty ideas for the building, William Thornton finally entered his drawings for the federal building. Despite being an amateur architect himself, his drawings won the contest. After many revisions to his original drawings, his vision of a United States Capitol broke ground in late 1793 after George Washington was invited to lay the cornerstone of what was to become the United States Capitol.

    The obverse of the 1994 Uncirculated US Capitol Bicentennial Commemorative silver dollar shows the dome of the building as it is seen today. The Statue of Freedom stands at the top of the dome on this coin although details of her military helmet and sheathed sword are not discernable from the coin, she is encircled by thirteen stars representing the thirteen original colonies. The words in the field read “Bicentennial of the United States Capitol”. The obverse of the coin was designed by William C Cousins. The reverse of the coin shows an eagle above the United States federal shield. The eagle rests his talons on arrows and an olive branch right above the US motto “e pluribus unum”. The federal shield is flanked by four American flags. The reverse was designed by veteran US Mint engraver John Mercanti.

    The 1994 Uncirculated US Capitol Bicentennial Commemorative Silver dollar has a mintage of 68,332 coins, only a fraction of the Proof mintage of this coin. The coin was designed to commemorate the 200 years this building has housed the bedrock of American democracy. If you have any questions regarding this or any commemorative coin, please call our knowledgeable staff at (800) 735-1311.

  • Details:
    • Denomination: $1
    • Year: 1994
    • Diameter: 26.5 mm
    • Mint Mark: D
    • Thickness: 2 mm
    • Grade: Ungraded

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