A 2001 commemorative program was created to create funds for the United States Capitol Preservation Commission and resulted in the 2001 Capitol Visitor Center half dollar and is one of three denominations in the commemorative program along side a silver dollar and a gold $5 coin.
The obverse was designed by Dean McMullen and features the original capitol building within an outline of the present day Capitol.
The reverse was designed by Alex Shagin and Marcel Jovine and features 16 stars and the inscription "32 Senators; 106 House Members." Just below the word AMERICA on the puter periphery is the mint mark “P” for Philadelphia.
General Market Notes
Coins are readily available at affordable prices and draws little demand from collectors as the design is considered uninspired and boring by many collectors.