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United States Mint Announces 2022 American Innovation $1 Coin Program Designs

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 Posted 10/07/2021  3:33 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 2022 American Innovation $1 Coin Program. This multi-year series that started in 2018 honors innovation and innovators by issuing $1 coins for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories. The Mint works with the Governor's offices of each state, along with subject matter experts, to determine design concepts emblematic of innovation significant and meaningful to their jurisdiction and/or its role in the nation. Once the Secretary of the Treasury approves the design concepts, the designs are developed and reviewed. The Secretary of the Treasury selects the final design for each coin. The 2022 designs honor innovations and/or innovators from Rhode Island, Vermont, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

"From the birthplace of the industrial revolution to the first working offshore wind farm in America—innovation thrives in the Ocean State," said Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee. "I'm proud that Rhode Island's $1 coin pays tribute to our state's manufacturing roots and sailing Heritage."

"I am proud to have snowboarding representing Vermont in the Innovation $1 program," said Vermont Governor Phil Scott. "In many ways, Vermont is the birthplace of modern snowboarding, and this coin represents Vermont's contributions to the sport, from physical innovations in boards and bindings to the creativity and athleticism showcased by Vermonters—and others who train in the Green Mountains—in competition on the world stage."

"Bluegrass music is renowned worldwide as a deeply American—and thoroughly Kentuckian—art form. Arising in the 1940s from Appalachia on the fleet fingers and high, lonesome harmonies of icons like Bill Monroe and many others, bluegrass has come to represent the soul of our commonwealth," Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said. "The American Innovation $1 Coin Program honors the trailblazers and accomplishments that continue to keep our great nation at the vanguard in industry and culture. Kentuckians long have been leaders and innovators across a wide spectrum of arts, thought, and commerce. As a state born of the pioneer spirit, we are proud to see our commonwealth celebrated and represented in this exciting program from the U.S. Mint."

"The Tennessee Valley Authority's innovation has sparked growth and economic development across our rural communities," said Tennessee Governor Bill Lee. "I thank the U.S. Mint for highlighting the efforts of Tennessee trailblazers and look forward to the coin's release."

United States Mint Director David J. Ryder believes that the symbols of innovation chosen by the states and territories will have unifying and educational value. "The very nature of this program provides us an opportunity to learn about the many contributions Americans have made that have propelled this country forward," he said. "As we celebrate the innovations of the past, we look forward to those yet to come."

American Innovation - Rhode Island
Designer: Dennis Friel, Artistic Infusion Program
Sculptor: Phebe Hemphill, Medallic Artist
The Rhode Island $1 Coin design depicts Nathanael Herreshoff's famous Reliance yacht at full speed in the waters surrounding Rhode Island. The design is bordered by a rope evoking the nautical scene. Inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "RHODE ISLAND."



American Innovation - Vermont
Designer: Justin Kunz, Artistic Infusion Program
Sculptor: Craig Campbell, Medallic Artist
The Vermont $1 Coin features a young female snowboarder in the air performing a trick called a "melon grab," set against a mountainous winter skyline inspired by the landscape of Vermont. The aim of the design is to capture a sense of the energy and exuberance of snowboarding through movement implied by diagonal lines and curved shapes. Inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "VERMONT."



American Innovation - Kentucky
Designer: Christina Hess, Artistic Infusion Program
Sculptor: Renata Gordon, Medallic Artist
The Kentucky $1 Coin pays homage to the home of bluegrass music. This design features a banjo, an important bluegrass instrument, tilted to one side, alluding to the rhythm and movement of the music. Inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "BLUEGRASS," and "KENTUCKY."



American Innovation - Tennessee
Designer: Matt Swaim, Artistic Infusion Program
Sculptor: Joseph Menna, Chief Engraver
The Tennessee $1 Coin design depicts a Tennessee farm with newly installed power lines lining the road. Inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY," and "TENNESSEE."



The obverse (tails) design of American Innovation $1 Coins features a dramatic representation of the Statue of Liberty in profile with the inscriptions "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "$1." The design also includes a privy mark of a stylized gear, representing industry and innovation.

The edge-incused inscriptions are "2022," the mint mark, and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
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 Posted 10/07/2021  4:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add atticguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Four nice coins to look forward to!

I like the Kentucky design best; maybe because of the banjo strings going all the way to the coin's edge.

Otherwise, I think the development to the entire nation due to the introduction of the TVA is the most important of these 2022 AI coins.
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 Posted 10/07/2021  4:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not bad at all, but I think RI and KY are the superior pair this year.

If I could I only get one, it would be KY.

(But to be clear, I will get all four in the proof set as usual.)
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 Posted 10/11/2021  3:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Big-Kingdom to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Rhode Island looks like a canadian dime. they really phoned these in,.... had no idea Rhode Island invented the sailboat or Vermont invented snowboarding, or Tennessee invented a power company....
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 Posted 10/11/2021  3:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I do like the power lines. Now if Japan could issue a coin with Godzilla wading through power lines, that would be excellent.
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 Posted 10/11/2021  4:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bzookaj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I feel like the giant "Bluegrass" across the bamboo really detracts from the Kentucky design. The others convey mainly through image, but Kentucky apparently decided they had to make it extremely obvious. It would've been nicer if they shrank it a bit so they could include a bit more of the neck, and integrate "Kentucky Bluegrass" into the head so that it looked more natural.
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 Posted 10/11/2021  4:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bump111 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I think RI and KY are the superior pair this year.


Agreed. Anything with a ship on it is for me. And, I love bluegrass!


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Now if Japan could issue a coin with Godzilla wading through power lines, that would be excellent


I'd buy that!
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 Posted 10/11/2021  5:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well you know what , I'm the stick in the mud once again . I'm sick and tired of all those reverse Quarter designs ever since the first ones came out in 1999 . Go back to the classic reverse's that we saw with most denominations .

In Memory of Butch L.
and Jim U. rest in peace .
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 Posted 10/11/2021  8:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TheInfinityPoint to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Rhode Island dollar isn't terribly different from their State Quarter and national park quarter. If I didn't know any better I'd think Rhode Island is an actual island




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 Posted 10/11/2021  9:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bzookaj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


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If I didn't know any better I'd think Rhode Island is an actual island

It is an island!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquid...nd#Etymology
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 Posted 10/16/2021  12:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ChicagoCoinGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll be curious to know what the actual mintages end up being. 2020 was low relative to 2018 & 2019, and has anyone noticed that this week's 2021 North Carolina P rolls are already unavailable? There's a bunch of units left of the D roll.
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 Posted 10/20/2021  11:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Erscolo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Only eleven years to go....
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 Posted 10/21/2021  10:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
IMO, Vermont could have done much better than making snowboarding its choice.

The state was the home of many inventions/innovations that are more significant than snowboarding. Inventions such as the electric motor, the electrIc railway, the internal combustion engine, the paddle wheel steamer, artificial refrigeration and others have had a much larger impact on the world than snowboarding!


Collecting history one coin or medal at a time! (c) commems. All rights reserved.
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 Posted 10/21/2021  12:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
True, but of all those, which one brings the tourist dollars?
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