American Innovation™ $1 Coin – Massachusetts
American Innovation $1 Coin Program
- Year of Issue: 2020
- Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 115-197
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The American Innovation $1 Coin representing Massachusetts honors the invention of the telephone.
In 1876, Boston resident Alexander Graham Bell spoke these now-famous words into a device he invented to transmit the human voice: “Mr. Watson–come here–I want to see you.” Bell’s assistant Thomas Watson, who was in the next room, received the message and communication was forever changed. Bell was awarded the patent for his telephone, and the impact of his invention continues to be felt worldwide.
The obverse (heads) design features a dramatic representation of the Statue of Liberty in profile.
The reverse (tails) design depicts the dial of an early rotary dial telephone.
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Incused (edge) Inscriptions
- Mint mark
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
Mint and Mint Mark
- Sculptor: Phebe Hemphill, Medallic Artist
- Designer: Justin Kunz, Artistic Infusion Program
- Sculptor: Eric David Custer
- Designer: Emily Damstra, Artistic Infusion Program