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United States Mint to Release Introductory American Innovation $1 Coin Products Dec. 14

The United States Mint is pleased to announce the opening of sales on December 14, at noon (EST), for $1 coin products introducing the American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The new 15-year initiative honors innovators and innovations from each state, the District of Columbia, and the five U. S. territories: Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The United States Mint American Innovation $1 Coin Program will run from 2018 through 2032.

The introductory products include:

American Innovation $1 Coin - 2019 Introductory Products. Information courtesy United States Mint

The 2018 United States Mint American Innovation $1 Proof Coin is being produced at the Mint’s San Francisco facility. Like all proof coins, it has sharp relief with a mirror-like background. Each attractively packaged coin comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The obverse of the 2018 American Innovation $1 Introductory Coin features a dramatic representation of the Statue of Liberty in profile with the inscriptions “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “$1.” This design will be appear on all coins issued under the United States Mint American Innovation $1 Coin Program.

The reverse of the 2018 American Innovation $1 Introductory Coin features George Washington’s signature and the inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “AMERICAN INNOVATORS.” The stylized gears represent industry and innovation. The design also includes the inscription “SIGNED FIRST PATENT” under Washington’s signature. The year of minting, the mint mark, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM” are incused on the edge of the coin.

The Mint accepts orders at and 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Information on shipping options is available at

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About the United States Mint

usmintThe United States Mint was created by an Act of Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. The United States Mint 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 U.S. Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.

United States Mint
United States Mint
Since Congress created the United States Mint on April 2, 1792, the primary mission of the Mint is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation. As a self-funded agency, the United States Mint turns revenues beyond its operating expenses over to the General Fund of the Treasury. Other responsibilities include: Maintaining physical custody and protection of the Nation's $100 billion of U.S. gold and silver assets; Manufacturing and selling platinum, gold, and silver bullion coins; and Overseeing production facilities in Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point, as well as the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

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