1 Dollar Bicentennial of the U.S. Capitol


Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1994
Value 1 Dollar (1 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 26.73 g
Diameter 38.1 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 20253
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 253
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Bicentennial of the U.S. Capitol


U.S. Capitol building dome, the Statue of Freedom atop the dome surrounded by a circle of 13 stars.


Engraver: William C. Cousins


The United States shield encircled by laurel leaves, surmounted by an eagle holding three arrows and an olive branch in its claws, flanked by two United Stats flags on either side, over two olive branches. Design inspired by the image in the center of a stained glass window in room S-222. Image in comments below.

S [proof struck coins only]
D [uncirculated struck coins only]

Engraver: John M. Mercanti

John M. Mercanti is an American sculptor and engraver. He was the twelfth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint until his retirement in late 2010.




The 1994 Capitol Bicentennial Silver Dollar was issued to mark the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington DC. It was minted in proof version at the San Francisco Mint and uncirculated version at the Denver Mint. A maximum mintage of 500,000 was established across both versions. In addition to the individual options, a special Architectural History Edition was offered which included a proof coin and a 12-page booklet on the history of the building.

1994-D Uncirculated U.S. Capitol Bicentennial Silver Dollar
Pre-Issue Price: $32.00
Regular Price: $37.00
Final Mintage: 68,332

1994-S Proof U.S. Capitol Bicentennial Silver Dollar
Pre-Issue Price: $36.00
Regular Price: $40.00
Final Mintage: 279,579

Stained glass window in room S-222 of the Capitol.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1994 D 68 332 $ 27 39%
1994 S 279 579 $ 21 73% Proof

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