On Nov. 7, the U.S. Mint released the Reverse Proof version of the American Innovation coin honoring Delaware.
Minted at the San Francisco Mint, the new coin features an inverted proof finish with a frosted background. All of the design elements are polished to the same mirror-like finish.
The Delaware coin is the first of the series to be released in 2019 as part of the multi-year series. It honors Annie Jump Cannon, a Delaware-born internationally recognized astronomer who invented a system for classifying stars that is still in use today. The reverse design features a silhouette of Annie Jump Cannon against the expansive night sky. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “ANNIE JUMP CANNON,” “CLASSIFYING THE STARS,” and “DELAWARE.”
The obverse design features the Statue of Liberty in profile with the inscriptions “IN GOD WE TRUST,” AND “$1.” It also includes a stylized gear, representing industry and innovation. The edge-incused inscriptions are “2019,” “S” mint mark, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” The coin weighs 8.1 g and has a diameter of 26.49 mm. with a lettered edge.
Each coin is presented in a stylized and informational four-panel envelope with an imbedded Certificate of Authenticity and protective outer sleeve.
The United States American Innovation $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series that honors innovations and innovators from each State, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
With a limited mintage of 75,000, collectors should snatch this up before they run out. At just $9.95, it could make the perfect holiday gift for astronomy and coin lovers alike! To order yours, visit catalog.usmint.gov or call 1-800-USA-MINT. All images courtesy of the United States Mint.