The United States Mint American Innovation $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series to honor innovation and innovators with $1 coins
from each State, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands
One of the Nation’s greatest strengths is its entrepreneurial spirit and the remarkable innovation and discovery it unleashes.
The obverse design features a dramatic representation of the Statue of Liberty in profile with the inscriptions IN GOD WE TRUST and $1.
The reverse design is different from each state. Four States for 2020 are Connecticut,
Massachusetts, Maryland, and South Carolina.
The edge-incused inscriptions include the year of minting, the mint mark, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
The Connecticut American Innovation Dollar reverse side depicts the Gerber Variable Scale being used to increase a geometric shape by 200 percent,
a shape which resembles the State of Connecticut. The inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
GERBER VARIABLE SCALE, and CONNECTICUT.
The Massachusetts American Innovation Dollar reverse side depicts the dial of an early rotary dial telephone. The inscriptions are MASSACHUSETTS,
TELE-PHONE, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
The Maryland American Innovation Dollar reverse side depicts the Hubble Space Telescope orbiting the earth surrounded by a field of stars.
The inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE, and MARYLAND.
The South Carolina American Innovation Dollar reverse side depicts Septima Clark marching with three young African American students who
carry books and an American flag, representing that education and literacy among oppressed people are necessary for empowerment and
enjoyment of civil rights. The inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SEPTIMA CLARK, and SOUTH CAROLINA.