2019 American Innovation Dollars for New Jersey Released

by Darrin Lee Unser on November 21, 2019 · 8 comments

A new United States Mint dollar illuminates innovation from the state of New Jersey. The debuting $1 coin celebrates the work of Thomas Edison and his team of researchers for inventing the light bulb.

Roll of 2019-P American Innovation Dollars for New Jersey

U.S. Mint image showing a roll of 2019-P New Jersey American Innovation Dollars

Bag of 2019-D American Innovation Dollars for New Jersey

U.S. Mint image showing a bag of 2019-D New Jersey American Innovation Dollars

This dollar continues the U.S. Mint’s American Innovation™ $1 Coin Program and is available in 25-coin rolls and 100-coin bags. Options include uncirculated coins produced at either the Philadelphia or Denver Mints.

Designs for New Jersey American Innovation Dollar

Found on the dollar’s reverse (tails side) is an Edison bulb signifying the contributions that electric light has made to the development of the nation and the world. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "NEW JERSEY" are inscribed around the design.

2019-S Proof New Jersey American Innovation Dollar - Reverse

This CoinNews photo shows the reverse or tails side design of a 2019-S New Jersey American Innovation Dollar. The coin in the photo was struck in proof finish. The Mint released today dollars in an uncirculated finish.

The reverse is completed with initials for the artist Paul C. Balan and the sculptor Phebe Hemphill.

On the obverse, we find a likeness of the Statue of Liberty. A privy mark of a stylized gear is also shown along with inscriptions of "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "$1." Justin Kunz created the image with Phebe Hemphill sculpting.

2019-S Proof Pennsylvania American Innovation Dollar - Obverse

This CoinNews photo shows the obverse or head side design of all American Innovation Dollars. The coin in the photo was struck in proof finish. The Mint released today dollars in an uncirculated finish.

Dollar coin edges are incused with their year of issue, a mint mark and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."

Ordering

25-coin rolls containing uncirculated dollars from either the Philadelphia or Denver Mints may be purchased for $32.95. 100-coin bag options of the same coins are $111.95 each.

They are available directly from the U.S. Mint via its online store for American Innovation products. Orders are also accepted via phone at (800) USA MINT (872-6468).

American Innovation Series

The Mint’s series of Innovation dollars honor innovation and innovators from each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories. The introductory dollar launched last year and showcases stylized gears and George Washington’s signature. Washington signed the first-ever U.S. patent issued on July 31, 1790.

CoinNews Photo of Lens of 2019 American Innovation $1 Coin Proof Set

There are other, already released collectible U.S. Mint products with the newest dollar and the others for 2019. As an example, above is a CoinNews photo showing proof versions of the four 2019-dated dollars.

Four different designs will appear annually until the program concludes. Dollars for 2019 include:

  • the Delaware American Innovation Dollar featuring astronomer Annie Jump Cannon (released Sep. 19)
  • the Pennsylvania American Innovation Dollar depicting the Polio virus(released Oct. 24)
  • the New Jersey American Innovation Dollar featuring a light bulb (this release)
  • the Georgia American Innovation Dollar depicting the Trustees’ Garden (scheduled for Dec. 19)

In addition to uncirculated dollars issued in rolls and bags, the U.S. Mint also offers them in several other numismatic finishes to include all four 2019-dated dollars in proof.

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4 questions: 1st — this coin is violate Constitution Law ! The purpose to make this coin for General Use . but US Mint keep them in the safe for selling over 20% of FACE VALUE ! 2nd – if it for collecting purpose why the quality control so poor . 3rd– NO Marketing , people didn’t know it is USA coins . 4th– 14years is way too long for series of collecting ,

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Not buying from the mint at this time or for a long time!

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not interested in this series. spent this last several years buying over priced ATB hockey pucks. I do have at least 1 of every date and several still in the sealed mint box. Maybe someday when Silver hits $50/oz I’ll get the sealed boxes graded.

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Same here – after the ERP Silver Eagle fiasco I cancelled all my subscriptions and have zero interest in this series.

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MJS1447

I have no interest in this or any other US Mint products after the ERP S mint Eagle fiasco.

Chas Barber
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I have joined the MINT boycott, won’t YOU!

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I sure will. Count me in.

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Ditto here