As the year draws to a close, the United States Mint offers today the final product from its 2019 line-up, the American Innovation dollar for Georgia. Available options include 25-coin rolls and 100-coin bags with uncirculated dollars from either the Philadelphia or Denver Mints.
Released as a part of the U.S. Mint’s American Innovation™ $1 Coin Program, the dollar recognizes the Georgia’s historic Trustee’s Garden which was established in 1734 by James Edward Oglethorpe, who also founded the Colony of Georgia. Located in Savannah, it was the first agricultural experimental garden in America.
Designs for Georgia American Innovation Dollar
The $1 coin’s reverse (tails side) shows a hand planting seeds in soil represented by the text "TRUSTEES’ GARDEN." The fruits of that labor are depicted, as described by the Mint, with "an orange tree seedling, sassafras, grapes, white mulberry, flax, peaches, olive, and a young shoot too small to be identified."
Around the design are inscriptions of "GEORGIA," "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and the artists’ initials. Emily Damstra created the artwork. Michael Gaudioso completed its sculpting.
All $1 coins from the American Innovation series share an obverse (heads side) rendition of the Statue of Liberty along with inscriptions of "$1," "IN GOD WE TRUST," and the artists’ initials.
Justin Kunz created the image and Phebe Hemphill sculpted it. 2019-dated dollar obverses also have a small privy mark of a stylized gear unlike the introductory design for 2018.
Dollar coin edges are incused with their year of issue, a mint mark and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
25-coin rolls with 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.
The U.S. Mint offers them for sale via its online store for American Innovation products. Orders may also be placed by calling (800) USA MINT (872-6468).
About the Series
The Mint’s series of Innovation dollars will honor innovation and innovators from each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories. Four different reverse designs will be issued annually.
This series debuted last year with a single reverse depicting stylized gears and George Washington’s signature emblematic of his signing the first U.S. patent. The three earlier released uncirculated 2019 dollars offer designs honoring innovation and innovators in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
In addition to uncirculated dollars issued in rolls and bags, the U.S. Mint offers $1 coins in other numismatic finishes.
There are the four 2019 Innovation dollars in proof, and unique reverse proof editions for the Delaware dollar and the Pennsylvania dollar. Reverse proofs of the New Jersey and Georgia dollars are respectively scheduled for release on Jan. 7 and Feb. 11.