American Innovation $1 Coin 2022 Rolls and Bags - Kentuckyhttps://catalog.usmint.gov/american-innovation-1-coin-2022-rolls-and-bags-kentucky-MASTER_INNOVATIONKY.html
- American Innovation $1 Coins honoring innovation in Kentucky
- Coins minted at the United States Mints at Philadelphia and Denver
- Available in 25-coin rolls and 100-coin bags
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 $1 Coins in the rolls and bags have uncirculated finishes and were minted at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. The Kentucky coin is the third of 2022.
The American Innovation $1 Coin representing Kentucky recognizes the invention of bluegrass music. Bluegrass has roots in traditional English, Scottish, and Irish ballads and dance tunes, as well as in traditional African American blues and jazz.
The reverse (tails) design features a banjo, an important bluegrass instrument, tilted to one side, alluding to the rhythm and movement of the music. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “BLUEGRASS,” and “KENTUCKY.”
The obverse (heads) design 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 year of minting, mint mark, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM” are incused on the edge of the coins.
|Composition:||6% zinc, 3.5% maganese, 2% nickel, balance copper|
|Diameter:||1.043 inch (26.49 mm)|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||Philadelphia – P
Denver – D
|Privy Mark:||Stylized gear|