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US Mint Announces 2020 Innovation $1 Coins: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, And South Carolina

 
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 Posted 07/01/2020  7:45 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CCFPress to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
US Mint - The United States Mint (Mint) today officially announced the designs for the 2020 American Innovation™ $1 Coin Program. The new designs will appear on the reverses (tails) of $1 coins honoring innovations and/or innovators from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, and South Carolina.

Mint Chief Engraver Joseph Menna created and sculpted the Maryland American Innovation $1 Coin design. Mint Artistic Infusion Program artists created the designs for the remaining 2020 American Innovation $1 Coins, which Mint Medallic Artists sculpted. Here's what the public can expect to see:

American Innovation - Connecticut
Designer: Richard Masters
Sculptor-Engraver: Renata Gordon
The Connecticut $1 Coin recognizes the Gerber Variable Scale. The design depicts the scale being used to increase a geometric shape by 200 percent, a shape that resembles the state of Connecticut. Inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "GERBER VARIABLE SCALE," and "CONNECTICUT."



American Innovation - Massachusetts
Designer: Emily Damstra
Sculptor-Engraver: Eric David Custer
The Massachusetts $1 Coin recognizes the invention of the telephone. The design depicts the dial of an early rotary telephone. Inscriptions are "MASSACHUSETTS," "TELE-PHONE," and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."



American Innovation - Maryland
Designer: Joseph Menna
Sculptor-Engraver: Joseph Menna
The Maryland $1 Coin pays homage to the Hubble Space Telescope. The design depicts the telescope orbiting the earth surrounded by a field of stars. Inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE," and "MARYLAND."



American Innovation - South Carolina
Designer: Justin Kunz
Sculptor-Engraver: Phebe Hemphill
The South Carolina $1 Coin recognizes educator and civil rights activist Septima Poinsette Clark. The design depicts Ms. Clark marching with three young African American students who carry books and an American flag, representing that education and literacy among oppressed people are necessary for empowerment and enjoyment of civil rights. Inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "SEPTIMA CLARK," and "SOUTH CAROLINA."



American Innovation $1 Coins feature a common obverse (heads) design depicting a dramatic representation of the Statue of Liberty and the required inscriptions "$1" and "IN GOD WE TRUST."
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 Posted 07/01/2020  7:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CollegeBarbers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting designs, I like them! The Massachusetts reverse is by far my favorite, though. Might have to pick one up.
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The Massachusetts reverse is by far my favorite
I also agree! Of the four types, the telephone (I believe) made the most impact to society in the past century as it brought quicker, cheaper, and easier communication possible to most of the country, if not the world.
I WILL be buying ALL four of these dollars none the less.

One other thing.....I do wish they will eventually be releasing the Innovation Dollars earlier in the future. At least it looks like we'll be able to get the 2020's in the year 2020!
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 Posted 07/01/2020  8:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm getting them also. Only 13 more years to get the rest of the series.
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might actually pick up the hubble telescope
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 Posted 07/02/2020  06:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have to say that the entire series of the American Innovation™ $1 Coin Program is very nice and I like them all. The coins to me look more like art than a coin.
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 Posted 07/02/2020  09:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These are all nice designs.

While I am getting all the proof sets, I said a while back that I would only get a few of the ones I really like in reverse proof. They are making it difficult for me to say not to many of these in reverse proof.
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 Posted 07/02/2020  1:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bzookaj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just "ordered" an enrollment of the reverse proofs. Now they'll just come automatically with free shipping.


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They are making it difficult for me to say not to many of these in reverse proof.

I'm dying to see that Hubble design in reverse.
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That and the rotary dial. I love my classic model 500 rotary phone. It is avocado green, of course.
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 Posted 07/02/2020  5:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add psuman08 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These are nice designs. Like most commenters I like the phone and NASA designs.
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