American Innovation $1 Coin 2019 Rolls and Bags - Pennsylvaniahttps://catalog.usmint.gov/american-innovation-1-coin-2019-rolls-and-bags-pennsylvania-19GBF.html
- Pennsylvania is the second State to be featured in the American Innovation $1 Coin Program
- 100-coin bag
- Coins minted at the United States Mint at Denver
The United States Mint American Innovation $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series honoring innovation and innovators with $1 coins from each State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands. The Pennsylvania coin is the second of four to be released this year. It features the polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk and his team at the University of Pittsburgh in the early 1950s. At the time, polio was a devastating disease that disproportionally affected children and young adults and left many paralyzed and unable to walk.
This American Innovation $1 Coin Bag (Pennsylvania) contains 100 coins with uncirculated finishes minted at the Denver Mint.
The reverse depicts an artist’s conception of the poliovirus at three different levels of magnification along with the silhouette of a period microscope, representing the extensive research conducted to develop a cure for polio. The inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “POLIO VACCINE,” “1953,” and “PENNSYLVANIA.”
The obverse design 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.
The edge-incused inscriptions are “2019,” “D” mint mark, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
|Composition:||6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, 2% Nickel, Balance Copper|
|Diameter:||1.043 inches (26.49 mm)|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||Denver – D|