WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) is releasing the third coin of 2021 in the American Innovation $1 Coin Program on August 31 at noon EDT. The coin recognizes innovation from the State of New York and will be available in the following packaging options from the Mint’s facilities in Philadelphia and Denver:
The American Innovation $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series featuring distinctive reverse (tails) 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 New York $1 Coin honors the Erie Canal. Considered an engineering marvel of its day, the canal unlocked the western interior for trade and settlement, and played a critical role in the development of the state as well as the Nation. The reverse design depicts a packet boat being pulled from a city in the east toward the country areas to the west. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES of AMERICA” and “NEW YORK.” The design was created by Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Ronald D. Sanders and sculpted by Mint Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill.
The obverse (heads) of all coins in this series 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 design was created by AIP Designer Justin Kunz and sculpted by Ms. Hemphill.
The year of minting, mint mark, and inscription “E PLURIBUS UNUM” are incused on the edge of the coins.
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Additional products in the American Innovation $1 Coin Program are available at: 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 and time of August 31, 2021, at noon EDT.
To reduce the risk of employee exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace, the Mint’s sales centers are closed until further notice. Please use the United States Mint catalog site at https://catalog.usmint.gov/ as your primary source of the most current information on product and service status.