Coins commemorating the 400th anniversary of Jamestown's founding in 2007

With the introduction of the 2007 Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coins, the United States Mint introduced the first of two commemorative series that were published in 2007. These strikes were held in remembrance of the English colonists who established Jamestown, Virginia, in the year 1607.

The Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-289) was the legislation that congress passed in order to give permission for the striking.

There was a requirement that the strikes should be representative of the colony's settlement, and the specifications of each strike were to be comparable to those of previous commemorative coins that were issued in the contemporary age. As a result, each gold coin is composed of ninety percent gold, and each silver dollar is made up of ninety percent silver.

The Jamestown 400th Anniversary $5 Gold Coin has a scenario representing Captain John Smith having a conversation with an American Indian. This scene is displayed on the obverse of the coin.

Both the year 1607 and the year 2007, as well as the words "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," and "FOUNDING OF JAMESTOWN," are engraved all around the design. United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver John Mercanti was the one who came up with the design for the obverse.

The $5 coin's reverse features the Jamestown Memorial Church, designed by Susan Gamble and sculpted by Don Everhart. United States of America, $5, E PLURIBUS UNUM, and Jamestown Memorial Church are engraved around the church.

The silver dollar's obverse depicts three people cooperating to save the colony. Donna Weaver designed and Don Everhart sculpted it for the US Mint. Inscriptions include LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, 1607-2007, and FOUNDING JAMESTOWN.

The silver dollar's reverse depicts Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery, the three ships that carried people to the New World. The ships are surrounded by US, E PLURIBUS UNUM, and ONE DOLLAR.US Mint AIP Master Designer Susan Gamble and Sculptor-Engraver Charles Vickers created and sculpted it.

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