In 1800, the 6th Congress of the United States met for the first time in the new U.S. Capitol. Today the historic building receives nearly 5 million visitors a year. The minting of this commemorative helped fund the Capitol Visitor Center that welcomes these tourists. Shown is the original building superimposed over an image of the present day Capitol. The reverse features an impressive eagle design. Just one-quarter the number of BU issues were produced compared to proof specimens.
Please note that our modern commemoratives are not always available in the original mint packaging.