Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for products containing American Innovation $1 coins honoring Pennsylvania on October 24 at noon EDT. This is the second of four American Innovation $1 coins the Mint will release this year. The American Innovation $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series featuring distinctive reverse (tails) designs that pay homage to America’s ingenuity and celebrate the pioneering efforts of individuals or groups from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories.
The Uncirculated coins are packaged in bags and rolls from the Mint’s facilities at Philadelphia and Denver. Available product options are:
The Pennsylvania American Innovation $1 coin honors the discovery of the polio vaccine in 1953 by Dr. Jonas Salk and his team at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The coin’s reverse (tails) depicts an artist’s conception of the polio virus at three different levels of magnification along with the silhouette of a period microscope, representing the extensive research that was conducted to develop a cure for polio.
The obverse features a dramatic representation of the Statue of Liberty in profile with the inscriptions IN GOD WE TRUST and $1. The obverse also includes a privy mark of a stylized gear, representing industry and innovation. The edge-incused inscriptions are 2019, the mint mark, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
The Mint accepts orders online and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Shipping options are available at the Mint’s website.
Products containing the American Innovation $1 coin honoring Pennsylvania will also be available for purchase at the Mint’s sales centers in Washington, Philadelphia, and Denver. Inventory is limited to availability and subject to change.
The American Innovation $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series featuring distinctive reverse (tails) designs that pay homage to America’s ingenuity and celebrate the pioneering efforts of individuals or groups from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories.
About the United States Mint
Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, the Mint is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including Proof, Uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, the United States Mint will not accept and will not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale date of October 24, 2019, at noon EDT.
Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.