The last American Innovation dollar coin issued in 2019 is also the final product scheduled to go on sale from the Mint this year. Bags and rolls of the dollar commemorating the state of Georgia and its Trustees’ Garden will be available Dec. 19 at noon EST.
Available products will be a 25-coin roll of “P” mintmarked dollars, a 25-coin roll of “D” mintmarked dollars, a 100-coin bag of “P” dollars and a 100-coin bag of “D” dollars.
Rolls are $32.95 each, and bags are $111.95 apiece.
The Georgia coin is the last of four to be released in 2019. It features the Trustees’ Garden, established by James Oglethorpe in 1734. Oglethorpe was a British soldier, member of Parliament and philanthropist who founded the colony of Georgia.
The Trustees’ Garden is considered one of the first agriculture experimental gardens in America. The 10 acres of land, located in Savannah, included plants from around the world so the colonists could determine the best crops for the Georgia climate.
The Trustees’ Garden reflected the scientific and commercial aspirations of the trustees and their backers in England.
The coin’s reverse design depicts a hand planting seeds in the inscription “TRUSTEES’ GARDEN,” from which grows a variety of species representing the variety of plants grown in the garden: an orange tree seedling, sassafras, grapes, white mulberry, flax, peaches, olive and a young shoot too small to be identified. Additional inscriptions are “GEORGIA” and “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”
The obverse design, common on all American Innovation dollars, features a dramatic representation of the Statue of Liberty. It also includes a privy mark of a stylized gear.
The edge-incused inscriptions are “2019,” the mintmark and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
The four American Innovation dollars slated for release in 2020 are those marking the achievements of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and South Carolina.
This product can be ordered at catalog.usmint.gov