November 7, 2021 – WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) will be accepting orders for the 2021 American Innovation 1 Coin Reverse Proof Set â¢ starting November 8 at noon EDT. Production is limited to 50,000 sets, with orders limited to five sets per household for the first 24 hours of sale.
The American InnovationÂ® $ 1 Coin Program is a multi-year series featuring distinctive inverted patterns (tails) that pay homage to American ingenuity and celebrate the pioneering efforts of individuals or groups in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories. . The 2021 coins celebrate important innovations and / or innovators in New Hampshire, Virginia, New York and North Carolina. All four coins are included in the 2021 American Innovation $ 1 reverse coin proof set.
These stunning reverse-proof pieces feature frosted backgrounds and glossy mirror-like finishes, creating a stunning contrast. The four models for 2021 were created by the designers of the United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) and sculpted by the United States mint award winning artists.
$ 1 American Innovation Coin – New Hampshire
Designer: Christina Hess, AIP designer
Sculptor: Eric David Custer, medalist artist
The New Hampshire $ 1 coin honors Ralph Baer and his creation of the first home video game console. The design shows Ralph Baer’s “HANDBALL” brown box set on the right side of the coin. The left side of the coin displays “NEW HAMPSHIRE” and “PLAYER 1” on an inlaid background. âIN HOME VIDEO GAME SYSTEMâ and âRALPH BAERâ circle the outside of the room in text intended to pay homage to Ralph Baer’s Odyssey game. The additional entry is âUNITED STATES OF AMERICAâ. The design of the coin is also symbolic of an arcade token.
$ 1 American Innovation Coin – Virginia
Designer: Matt Swaim, AIP Designer
Sculptor: John P. McGraw, medalist artist
The Virginia $ 1 coin recognizes the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The design represents a cross-sectional view of the Chesapeake Bay Tunnel, illustrating the ingenuity involved in its construction. The inscriptions are “VIRGINIA” and “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”.
American Innovation – New York $ 1 Coin
Designer: Ronald D. Sanders, AIP designer
Sculptor: Phebe Hemphill, medalist artist
The New York $ 1 coin honors the Erie Canal. The design represents an ocean liner pulled from a city in the east to the countryside in the west. The inscriptions are âUNITED STATES OF AMERICAâ and âNEW YORKâ.
American Innovation – North Carolina $ 1 Coin
Designer: Ronald D. Sanders, AIP designer
Sculptor: Joseph Menna, chief engraver
The North Carolina $ 1 coin honors the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the first public institution of higher education in the United States. The back design shows a stack of three textbooks with âFIRST PUBLIC UNIVERSITYâ on the spine of the middle book. A lamp of knowledge is perched atop the books, and olive branches curl around the edge of the design. The inscriptions are âUNITED STATES OF AMERICAâ and âNORTH CAROLINAâ.
The obverse (heads) of all American Innovation $ 1 coins features a dramatic depiction of the Statue of Liberty in profile with the inscriptions “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “$ 1”. The design also includes a private label of a stylized gear, representing industry and innovation. The inscriptions “2021”, the mint mark and “E PLURIBUS UNUM” are inlaid on the edges of the coins. AIP designer Justin Kunz created the design, which was sculpted by award-winning artist Phebe Hemphill.
The 2021 American Innovation $ 1 Coin Reverse Proof Set is priced at $ 28. To sign up for a REMIND ME alert, please visit https://catalog.usmint.gov/american-innovation-2021-1-coin-reverse-proof-set-21GC.html (product code 21GC).
Additional American Innovation $ 1 Coin products are available at https://catalog.usmint.gov/coins/coin-programs/american-innovation-dollar-coins/.
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Note: To ensure fair and equal access to United States Mint products for all members of the public, the United States Mint will not accept or honor orders placed before the official release date. sale of November 8, 2021 at noon. IS.
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