2000 - Leif Ericson - Silver 1000 Kronur
Leif Erikson or Leif Ericson was an Icelandic explorer, known as the first Norse explorer to reach America, in c. 1000, According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement in Vinland, tentatively identified with the Norse L'Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of Newfoundland in modern-day Canada.
Production Process: Proof
Coin Type: Commemorative
Denomination: Silver Krónur
Authorized Mintage Maximum: 150,000
Production Facility: Philadelphia
Public Law Number: 106
Congressional Number: 126
Approval Date: 12/31/1999
Catalog reference: KM 37.
2000 Leif Ericson Millennium Commemorative Coin
Design Theme on Obverse: An image of Stirling Calder's famous sculpture of Ericson.
Design Theme on Reverse: The eagle, the dragon, the bull and the giant from the Icelandic Coat of Arms
Designers/Engravers: Throstur Magnusson
Place Minted Philadelphia, PA (No Mint Mark)
Authorization Date: In the U.S., the coin was authorized on December 6, 1999, by Public Law 106-126.
Year(s) on Coins: 2000
Authorized Mintage Limits: 150,000
1000 Krónur Leif Ericsson
Value 1000 Kronur
1000 ISK = 7.45 USD
Metal Silver (.900)
Weight 26.74 g