Library of Congress silver dollar

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Library of Congress silver dollar
United states
Value1 U.S. Dollar
Mass26.73 g
Diameter38.1 mm
Composition90% Ag
10% Cu
Years of minting2000
2000 Library of Congress Dollar Obverse.jpg
DesignOpen book superimposed over the torch of learning
DesignerThomas D. Rogers
Design date2000
2000 Library of Congress Dollar Reverse.jpg
DesignArchitectural rendering of the dome on the Library of Congress' Jefferson building
DesignerJohn Mercanti
Design date2000

Library of Congress silver dollar is a commemorative coin issued by the United States Mint in 2000.[1] The coin was part of a two-coin series authorized by Pub.L. 105–268 commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Library of Congress.


The obverse of the coin was designed by US Mint engraver Thomas D. Rogers. It features two books, one closed and one open, superimposed over the torch of learning. The reverse was designed by John Mercanti, who had designed many commemorative coins in the past, and features the dome of the Library of Congress' Thomas Jefferson Building.[2]

Production and sales[edit]

Punlic Law 105–268 authorized a total of 500,000 Library of Congress dollars. Sales of the coin began on April 24, 2000, and when sales ended at the end of the year, 53,264 uncirculated and 198,503 proof coins (both produced at the Philadelphia Mint) were sold.[2]

Although more dollar coins were sold than its companion coin, the Library of Congress eagle, it was the latter that became more popular on the secondary market due to the fact that it was the first bi-metallic coin issued by the US Mint.[3]


  1. ^ "Library of Congress Commemorative Silver Dollar Coin". United States Mint. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "2000 Library of Congress Silver Dollar". Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  3. ^ "2000 Library of Congress $10 Bimetallic Gold and Platinum". Retrieved 2019-06-19.