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2000 Leif Erickson Millennium 2pc Set - Proof
2000 Leif Erickson Millennium 2pc Set - Proof

Our Price: $139.95

Product Code: 24894


A U.S. Silver Dollar honoring one of the most famous Vikings ever: Leif Erickson!

Leif Erickson is considered to be the very first European to set foot on North American soil, making him the ‘True’ discoverer of what would become the United States of America! He was no stranger to adventure and discovery, starting at a young age when his Father (Erik the Red) took him to live in Greenland after discovering and founding the first settlements on the landmass in recorded history!

The Silver dollar produced in 2000 by the United States Mint is truly a thing of beauty! The obverse of the coin features a stunning rendition of Erickson in a traditional Viking helmet (no horns here!) while the reverse features a detailed Viking Ship, similar to the one he used to sail across the Atlantic ocean!

An Icelandic Coin Struck by the United States Mint:
The U.S. Made 1000 Kronur Coin!

The U.S. Mint also decided to do something special for the creation of this 2pc. set – they struck an American version of the 1000 Kronur silver coin used in Iceland! This special American-version of this coin is something truly unique – a foreign nations coin struck in the United States at our Mints! Outside of specific instances during World Wars and other conflicts – this is something almost NEVER done by the U.S. Mint!

These coins feature an interpretation of the statue of Leif Eriksson presented to the Icelandic nation in 1930 by the United States Congress for the occasion of the 1000 year anniversary of the Icelandic Parliment. The reverse depicts the Icelandic Coat of Arms representing the four guardians of Iceland: an eagle, a dragon, a giant, and a bull, which guard the north, east, south, and west of Iceland respectively!

This special 2pc. set had an incredibly small mintage of just 86,136 total sets!

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