Product options containing Uncirculated quality American Innovation $1 coins honoring Virginia will be available for purchase directly from the United States Mint beginning on July 27 at noon EDT.
The coins are produced at the Mint’s facilities in Philadelphia and Denver and are packaged as follows:
The American Innovation $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series featuring distinctive reverse 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 Virginia $1 coin is the second release of 2021 and honors the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, recognized as an engineering marvel of the modern world. The reverse design depicts a view of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel as a cross-section cutaway, illustrating the ingenuity involved in constructing it. Inscriptions are “United States of America” and “Virginia.”
The obverse design features a dramatic representation of the Statue of Liberty in profile with the inscriptions “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “$1.” It also includes a privy mark of a stylized gear, representing industry and innovation.
The year of minting, mint mark, and inscription “E PLURIBUS UNUM” are incused on the edge of the coins.
To reduce the risk of employee exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace, the Mint’s sales centers are closed until further notice.
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About the United States Mint
The US Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.
The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.