On April 16, at 9:30 a.m. (EDT), the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held the first of two meetings (the second was held April 17 at 10:00 a.m.) to review and discuss designs for upcoming issues by the Mint. Among the coins and medals that were reviewed during this two-day meeting period were the Mayflower 400th Anniversary 24-karat gold coins and silver medals, the 2019 American Innovation $1 coins, and the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle Proof Coin Series. The 2019 American Innovation $1 coins will include the states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Georgia. Below are the various proposed designs for the New Jersey coins and their accompanying descriptions. Let us know in the comments which designs you would choose!
New Jersey $1 Coin Reverse Designs
Thomas Edison and his team developed a lightbulb with a filament that could last 1,200 hours, marking the beginning of commercially manufactured lightbulbs, giving people easy control over light in homes, allowing businesses to employ shift workers, and requiring a large power grid, creating jobs across the country.
Prior to WWI, New Jersey was the center of the motion picture industry. The Edison Company developed the strip kinetograph and kinetoscope, designed to show movies to a single viewer, then based upon other innovations, developed a projector allowing films to be shown to large audiences. The team built a movie studio known as the Black Maria, but also sent filmmakers around the world.