U.S. 1991 “Mount Rushmore” Silver Dollar Proof
The U.S. Mint engraver John Mercanti captured the rugged magnificence of the famous presidential monument on the 50th anniversary of the Mt. Rushmore National Memorial. Below the massive mountain sculptures of presidents Washington, Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Lincoln are laurel branches honoring America’s attainments. On the reverse is Robert Lamb’s encircled Presidential Seal superimposed on a map of the United States of America, with the inscription “Shrine of Democracy.” Its finest-quality proof mintage was just 12% of the 1986 “Statue of Liberty” silver dollar proof.
U.S. 1994 “Capitol Bicentennial” Silver Dollar Proof
President Washington laid the Capitol building’s cornerstone late in 1793 and Congress met there for the first time in 1800. After its destruction by the British during the War of 1812, the Capitol was recreated and its towering dome completed during the Civil War. In this impressive depiction, 13 stars surround the Statue of Freedom atop the dome. The Congressional emblem appears on the opposite side. Deep-struck frosted engravings and mirror fields.