2019-S Reverse Proof Delaware American Innovation $1 Coin Release

by Darrin Lee Unser on November 7, 2019 · 8 comments

Appearing as the second numismatic release from the United States Mint for the month of November is the reverse proof 2019-S Delaware American Innovation dollar. This collector grade coin goes on sale today, Nov. 7, beginning at Noon ET.

U.S. Mint image 2019-S Reverse Proof Delaware American Innovation Dollar and Packaging

U.S. Mint product image of its 2019-S Reverse Proof American Innovation Dollar for Delaware

It features the unique reverse proof finish which offers polished, mirror-like design elements against frosted backgrounds — an opposite finish from standard proof coins like those within the earlier released American Innovation Dollar Proof Set.

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

This CoinNews photo shows a four-coin set of regular 2019-dated proof American Innovation dollars. The Delaware Innovation $1 Coin appears top left. The reverse proof for release today features the same design but has an opposite finish with mirror-like designs elements against a frosted background.

Priced at $9.95 with a mintage of 75,000 and an initial household order limit of 5, the dollar may be poised to sell out. The introductory issue from the series, the 2018-S Reverse Proof American Innovation dollar, lasted just over a day before becoming unavailable.

2018-S Reverse Proof American Innovation Dollar - Reverse

This CoinNews photo shows the reverse (tails) side of last year’s 2018-dated reverse proof American Innovation dollar. It sold out in just over a day. Notice its mirror-like design elements and frosted background. The reverse proof dollar for release today features the same style of finish.

This dollar launches with the same two limits and $9.95 price.

Designs and Specifications for Delaware American Innovation Dollar

American Innovation dollars for Delaware have a reverse (tails side) depicting a silhouette of Annie Jump Cannon against the night sky. Cannon, born on Dec. 11, 1863, in Dover, Delaware, was an internationally recognized astronomer who invented a system for classifying the stars.

2019-S Proof American Innovation Dollar for Delaware

This CoinNews photo shows the tails (reverse) side of a regular proof 2019-S Delaware American Innovation dollar that is part of the earlier issued 2019 American Innovation Dollar Proof Set. The finish on this coin offers a frosted design that contrasts against a mirror-like background. The dollar for release today has an opposite finish with mirror-like design elements that contrast against a frosted background.

Inscriptions on the reverse read: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ANNIE JUMP CANNON, CLASSIFYING THE STARS and DELAWARE. Donna Weaver created the design and Joseph Menna sculpted it.

Designed by Justin Kunz and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill, all series coins share a common obverse (heads side) depicting a representation of the Statue of Liberty, a privy mark of a stylized gear, and inscriptions IN GOD WE TRUST and $1.

Reverse Proof American Innovation Dollar - Obverse

This CoinNews photo shows the obverse (heads) side of a reverse proof 2018 American Innovation dollar. It features mirror-like design elements against a frosted background. This obverse design is common across all Innovation dollars with the exception that those for 2019 and beyond also carry a privy mark of a stylized gear.

Dollar coins also share edges that are incused with their year of issue, a mint mark, and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."

The coin’s specifications, as provided by the Mint, are as follows:

Denomination: Dollar
Finish: Reverse Proof
Composition: 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, 2% Nickel, Balance Copper
Weight: 8.100 grams
Diameter: 1.043 inches (26.49 mm)
Edge: Lettered
Mint and Mint Mark: San Francisco – S

 

Ordering

The 2019-S Reverse Proof Delaware $1 Coin is available directly from the U.S. Mint’s online catalog of American Innovation products or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

The dollar coin ships in informational four-panel packaging with an embedded certificate of authenticity and protective outer sleeve.

About the Innovation $1 Coin Program

American Innovation dollars are issued under the U.S. Mint’s American Innovation™ $1 Coin Program. The series celebrates and honors significant innovation and pioneering efforts of individuals or groups with one such example chosen from each state, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories.

A total of four coins are scheduled for the series each year with Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Georgia slated for 2019. As mentioned, one introductory coin was offered in the series with a 2018 date. It pays homage to President George Washington whose signature is on the first-ever U.S. patent issued on July 31, 1790.

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No comments on this release – is the series dead from the starting block?

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I ordered my 5 sets at 10:01 MST. Last set sold out pretty fast. I bought 2 at the world fair of money and 3 online on mints website.

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Went ahead and ordered 1 with my free shipping

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The 75k mintage limit is appealing

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I picked up five sets. I purchased five sets of the ones sold in December 2018. I haven’t picked up the 4-Coin set yet. Awhile back, one of the members here posted that this should have been a Once-A-Month purchase and I agreed.

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It might sell out when the 5 set per household limit is lifted today at Noon Eastern time like the last similar set did.

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Christopher Williams
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No sell-out yet, Seth, as of 11/12 at 07:45PM EST.

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Christopher Williams –

I am surprised! Nice set for sure at a fair price.

Happy collecting!

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