This Philadelphia Mint Proof silver dollar was issued to commemorate the millennium of the New World's discovery by the Viking Leif Ericson. Ericson, the oldest son of Eric the Red, became the first European to set foot on North America. The U.S. and Iceland each authorized their own coin to mark the millennium of Ericson's discovery of the New World. The obverse shows a profile portrait of Ericson, portrayed in the style of traditional Icelandic coins. The reverse shows a Viking ship under full sail, coming toward the New World with Ericson at the helm. Mintage: 144,748. Order yours today!