This West Point Mint Proof bimetallic (gold/platinum) $10 coin was issued to commemorate the new millennium and the bicentennial of the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress, founded on April 24, 1800, is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution. This is the first-ever gold and platinum bimetallic coin in the nation's history. The outer ring is stamped from a sheet of gold, then a solid core of platinum is placed within the ring. The coin contains about one-half an ounce of precious metal. The obverse features the hand of Minerva, Roman goddess of wisdom, holding the Torch of Learning with the Jefferson building dome in the background. The reverse shows the Library's seal. Mintage: 27,167. Add this innovative coin to your collection today!
- Material: Gold
- Mint Mark: West Point
- Product Type: Single Products
- Commemorative Series: Library of Congress Bicentennial (2000)
- Year: 2000