2019 American Innovation Dollars for Delaware Released


The first 2019 dollar from the United States Mint’s American Innovation™ $1 Coin Program debuted today bearing a design honoring innovation and innovators from Delaware.

Roll of 2019-P American Innovation Dollars for Delaware
U.S. Mint image showing a roll of 2019-P American Innovation Dollars for Delaware
Bag of 2019-D American Innovation Dollars for Delaware
U.S. Mint image showing a bag of 2019-P American Innovation Dollars for Delaware

Product options include 25-coin rolls and 100-coin bags filled with Delaware dollars produced in uncirculated finishes at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints.

Last year’s 2018 Innovation $1 Coin served to introduce the annual series that runs at a rate of four issues per year until 2032 when an innovation or innovator has been honored in each state, DC, and U.S. territory.

Coins of the program share the same obverse (heads side) design which was created by Justin Kunz and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill. Depicted are a likeness of the Statue of Liberty with inscriptions of "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "$1" and a privy mark of a stylized gear.

Obverse and Reverse of 2019 American Innovation Dollar for Delaware
Above are obverse and reverse images of an uncirculated 2019 American Innovation Dollar for Delaware

The reverse (tails side) of the Delaware dollar showcases a silhouette of Annie Jump Cannon against the night sky, with a number of stars visible. Delaware-born Cannon was an astronomer who invented a system for classifying the stars that is still in use today. Reverse inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "ANNIE JUMP CANNON," "CLASSIFYING THE STARS," and "DELAWARE."

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

Ordering and Prices

Those interested in buying the new $1 coins may do so directly from the U.S. Mint online store for American Innovation products. Rolls are offered for $32.95 per 25-coin roll and 100-coin bags are $111.95.

Lens of 2019 American Innovation $1 Coin Proof Set
Several other collectible products featuring the newest dollar and the others for 2019 will be released later this year by the U.S. Mint. As an example, above is a U.S. Mint image showing a lens holding proof editions of the four 2019-dated dollars which are scheduled for release on Oct. 11.

Forthcoming design from the series this year will honor innovations or innovators from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Georgia. The U.S. Mint will issue rolls and bags for these dollars in the upcoming months, as well as other collectible editions. On Oct. 11, the agency will also offer a set of the year’s four dollars in proof finish.

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Patrick Geraghty

I don’t understand why the mint isn’t doing an uncirculated set? Maybe next year they’ll be included in the yearly uncirculated coin set? I don’t like that the only way to get a P&D set is to order rolls or buy them off eBay individually.


I’ve had the same question. Asked the mint – they had no answer – kinda just blew it off. I’ll have to go to Ebay, do not want to buy by the rolls!


i will be buying the Proof Set & all 4 Reverse Proof coins.
i like they add privy mark too

Gary G

I just find it very odd that American innovations are paired with a French statue.


Not on this series, but I would love to see a giant sequoia on coins or various series.


what a waste of my tax dollars, rent a warehouse next to the one holding all the presidential dollars.

Steve Bufkin

The US Mint is self sustaining your tax dollars are “safe” as long as people like me continue to collect.




It is called “YOUR TAX DOLLARS”.


It’s called seigniorage. The cost of making each $1 coin is about 30c. Whether in circulation or in storage, each one is valued as a dollar, a more than a 200% increase in worth added to the assets of the Treasury Department.


Maybe the Mint should’ve gone with a reworked version of that gears design used in 2018 as the coin’s obverse? Either way, I wonder how far in the future it will be when one of these turns up in the dollar coin rolls I get from my bank?


19GBA 2019 AI $1 100-COIN BAG – DE (P) 1,625 +1,625
19GBE 2019 AI $1 100-COIN BAG – DE (D) 1,970 + 1,970
19GRA 2019 AI $1 25-COIN ROLL – DE (P) 3,421 +3,421
19GRE 2019 AI $1 25-COIN ROLL – DE (D) 3,433 + 3,433

It Total 530,850 Delaware American Innovation $1 coins were sold Launch Week…

Gary G

Sounds like more coins sold than there are coin collectors in the US.


The only positive thing about these is they are almost 90% copper.

Joe Thompson

I almost laughed at the Georgia AI coin…….a “TRUSTEES GARDEN” !!??

That’s the best that Georgia can do for historical innovations !!??

Can’t wait until the rest of the useless “INNOVATIONS” are released. They will be worse than the ATB quarters.

What will the US territories look like !!??