United States Mint Set to Release Introductory American Innovation™ $1 Coin Products on December 14

December 7, 2018
2018 American Innovation One Dollar Uncirculated Coin Obverse

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) is pleased to announce the opening of sales on December 14 at noon (EST), for $1 coin products introducing the United States Mint 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 Roll – Introductory Coin (P) $32.95


American Innovation  $1 Roll – Introductory Coin (D) $32.95


American Innovation  100-Coin Bag – Introductory Coin (P)



American Innovation  100-Coin Bag – Introductory Coin (D)



American Innovation $1 Proof Coin


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 (heads) 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 (tails) 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 catalog.usmint.gov/ or 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information about shipping options is available at catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

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 Dec. 14, 2018, at noon EST.


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