Iceland 2000 1000 kronur Leif Ericson
The obverse of the Icelandic coin is an artist's interpretation of the statue of Leifur Eiríksson made by the sculptor Stirling Calder and presented to the Icelandic nation in 1930 by the United States Congress on the occasion of the 1000 year anniversary of the Icelandic Parliament. The reverse is a stylized drawing of the Icelandic Coat of Arms representing the four guardians of Iceland, an eagle, a dragon, a giant and a bull, guarding the north, east, south, and west of Iceland. The designer behind the Iceland coin is Thröstur Magnússon. He studied at the Icelandic School of Arts and Crafts and continued his studies at the Gothenburg School of Arts and Crafts. He has designed several commemorative coins for the Central Bank of Iceland.
Recorded mintage: 150,000.
Specification: 27.73 g, .900 fine silver, .772 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 37.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.