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 Pennsylvania coins and their accompanying descriptions. Let us know in the comments which designs you would choose!
Pennsylvania $1 Coin Reverse Designs
Conceived during the Great Depression and built in less than two years, the Pennsylvania Turnpike was hailed as the nation’s first superhighway when it opened for automobile traffic on October 1, 1940.
In 1953, the University of Pennsylvania announced that Dr. Jonas Salk and his team had discovered a vaccine they believed could prevent polio, a devastating disease which disproportionately affected children and young adults and left many of its victims paralyzed and unable to walk.
Pennsylvania’s history includes an extensive list of medical innovations, starting with the creation of the nation’s first public hospital in Philadelphia with help from Benjamin Franklin in 1751. Pennsylvania Hospital was founded to care for those in the city who could not afford private medical care in their homes.
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