Exciting news for collectors!
The enactment of the American Innovation $1 Coin Act (Act) ushers in the
latest numismatic coin program of the United States Mint (Mint). The
Act calls for the minting and issuance of non-circulating American
Innovation $1 coins for each state, the District of Columbia, and each
U.S. territory in the order each State ratified the Constitution of the
United States or were admitted into the Union. The program’s duration is
a 14-year period that begins January 1, 2019.
The Act also authorizes a 2018 introductory coin which will be minted
and issued in the latter part of this calendar year. The introductory
coin will bear an obverse common to all coins in the program. It will
consist of a likeness of the Statue of Liberty, and the inscriptions of
“$1” and “In God We Trust.” The reverse of the introductory coin will be
inscribed with “United States of America” and “American Innovators,”
and it will include a representation of President George Washington’s
signature on the first U.S. patent. The inscription of the year of
minting or issuance, mint mark, and “E Pluribus Unum” will be
edge-incused into all coins.
After the introductory coin’s release in 2018, the Mint will issue the
remaining American Innovation $1 coins at a rate of four per year until
the end of the program in 2033.
American Innovation $1 coins issued for 2019-2033 will bear a reverse
image or images emblematic of a significant innovation, an innovator, or
a group of innovators from each of the 50 states, the District of
Columbia, and the territories of the United States. According to the
legislation, the Secretary of the Treasury will select the designs after
consultation with each Governor or other chief executive and the U.S.
Commission of Fine Arts; and review by the Citizens Coinage Advisory
Since 2012, dollar coins have been issued in limited quantities
for collectors only, and that remains the same for this new series.
annual Native American dollar designs, which have been issued since
2009, will also continue.
Find out more about the projected release dates for these new dollars here!We have an auto ship subscription service for this exciting new program. If you want to sign up for this program you can find all the information here. We anticipate the first issue in early 2019. If we get notice of a late 2018 issue as the law allows, we would update our customers promptly and they will be available to our customers.