American Innovation $1 Coin 2020 Rolls and Bags - Massachusetts
- Massachusetts is the second State to be featured this year 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, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands. The Massachusetts coin is the second to be released in 2020.
The American Innovation $1 Coin representing Massachusetts marks the invention of the telephone. On March 7, 1876, Boston resident Alexander Graham Bell spoke these now-famous words into a device he invented to transmit the human voice: “Mr. Watson–come here–I want to see you.” Bell’s assistant Thomas Watson, who was in the next room, received the message and communication was forever changed. Bell was awarded the patent for his telephone, and the impact of his invention continues to be felt worldwide.
This American Innovation $1 Coin Bag (Massachusetts) contains 100 coins with uncirculated finishes minted at the Denver Mint.
The reverse depicts the dial of an early rotary dial telephone. The inscriptions are “MASSACHUSETTS,” “TELE-PHONE,” and “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”
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 year of minting, mint mark, and the inscription “E PLURIBUS UNUM” are incused on the edge of the coins.
|Composition:||6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, 2% Nickel, Balance Copper|
|Diameter:||1.043 inches (26.49 mm)|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||Denver – D|