2021 Virginia American Innovation Dollars Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
POSITION A – Edge lettering reads upside-down when the Statue of Liberty faces up
POSITION B – Edge lettering reads normally when the Statue of Liberty faces up
The United States Mint American Innovation $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series honoring 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.
The American Innovation Dollar Coin obverse design features a dramatic representation of the Statue of Liberty in profile with the inscriptions IN GOD WE TRUST and $1. The design also includes a privy mark of a stylized gear, representing industry and innovation. The edge-incused inscriptions are 2021, S mint mark, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
The American Innovation Dollar Coin representing Virginia honors the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, recognized as an engineering marvel of the modern world. Opened in 1964 and spanning more than 17 miles of open water, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel connects southeastern Virginia to the Delmarva Peninsula. It consists of 12 miles of low level trestle, two mile long tunnels, two bridges, two miles of causeway, and four man-made islands. The reverse design depicts a view of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel as a cross section cut away, illustrating the ingenuity involved in constructing it. Inscriptions are United States of America and Virginia.