WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) will accept orders for the 2020 American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof Coin honoring South Carolina beginning on February 1 at noon EST.
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 coin honoring South Carolina recognizes educator and civil rights activist, Septima Poinsette Clark.
Featured on the coin’s reverse (tails) is a depiction of Ms. Clark marching with three young African American students who carry books and an American flag, representing that education and literacy among oppressed people is necessary for empowerment and enjoyment of civil rights. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “SEPTIMA CLARK,” and “SOUTH CAROLINA.” The obverse (heads) 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. “2020,” the mint mark, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM” are incused on the edge of the coin.
The coin is packaged in an informational four-panel envelope. The Mint’s Certificate of Authenticity is embedded in the packaging.
The South Carolina American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof Coin is priced at $11.50. Production is limited to 50,000 coins, with household orders limited to five coins per household for the first 24 hours of sales.
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To see the full collection of available American Innovation $1 Coins that have been released to date, go to https://catalog.usmint.gov/coins/coin-programs/american-innovation-dollar-coins/.
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 Feb. 1, 2021, at noon EST.
To reduce the risk of employee exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace, the Mint’s sales centers are closed until further notice. Additionally, due to operational adjustments in response to COVID-19, our customer service representatives are available to assist with any questions you may have, but are unable to accept credit card information or place your order over the phone. Please use our website for all order placements at this time.