American Innovation 2020 $1 Coin Proof Sethttps://catalog.usmint.gov/american-innovation-2020-1-coin-proof-set-20GA.html
- The 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Proof Set features four stunning coins celebrating and honoring significant American innovation and pioneering efforts of individuals or groups in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, and South Carolina.
- Four beautiful proof coins with sharp relief and a mirror-like background with frosted foregrounds, giving them a special cameo effect
- Minted at the U.S. Mint at San Francisco
- Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity
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The United States Mint American Innovation $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series featuring distinctive reverse (tails) designs that pay homage to America’s ingenuity and celebrate the pioneering efforts of individuals or groups from each of the 50 States, District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.
One of the Nation’s greatest strengths is its entrepreneurial spirit and the remarkable innovation and discovery it unleashes. The United States Mint is proud to celebrate innovation, honor the spirit of America, and introduce the 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Proof Set.
The obverse (heads) 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 “2020,” “S” mint mark, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
2020 $1 Coin Reverse (Tails) Designs
The design depicts the Gerber Variable Scale being used to increase a geometric shape by 200 percent, a shape that resembles the State of Connecticut. The inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “GERBER VARIABLE SCALE,” and “CONNECTICUT.”
The design depicts the dial of an early rotary dial telephone. The inscriptions are “MASSACHUSETTS,” “TELE-PHONE,” and “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”
The design 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 design 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.”
|Obverse:||Statue of Liberty||Statue of Liberty||Statue of Liberty||Statue of Liberty|
|Designer:||Justin Kunz||Justin Kunz||Justin Kunz||Justin Kunz|
|Sculptor-Engraver:||Phebe HemphiII||Phebe HemphiII||Phebe HemphiII||Phebe HemphiII|
|Reverse:||Gerber Variable Scale||Early Rotary Dial Telephone||Hubble Space Telescope||Septima Clark|
|Designer:||Richard Masters||Emily Damstra||Joseph Menna||Justin Kunz|
|Sculptor-Engraver:||Renata Gordon||Eric David Custer||Joseph Menna||Phebe HemphiII|
|Composition:||6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, 2% Nickel, Balance Copper||6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, 2% Nickel, Balance Copper||6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, 2% Nickel, Balance Copper||6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, 2% Nickel, Balance Copper|
|Weight:||8.100 grams||8.100 grams||8.100 grams||8.100 grams|
|Diameter:||1.043 inches (26.49 mm)||1.043 inches (26.49 mm)||1.043 inches (26.49 mm)||1.043 inches (26.49 mm)|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||San Francisco – S||San Francisco – S||San Francisco – S||San Francisco – S|