Bags and rolls of a new $1 coin debut today with the United States Mint’s release of their 2020 American Innovation dollar for Connecticut. Product options include 25-coin rolls and 100-coin bags filled with uncirculated coins from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints.
Appearing on the dollars’ reverse (tails side) is a design recognizing the Gerber Variable Scale. Joseph Gerber of Connecticut conceived the device using the elastic waistband of his pajamas when he was a junior in college. The scale provides quick calculations for replotting lines and curves of data.
The Connecticut coins are issued as part of the U.S. Mint’s American Innovation™ $1 Coin Program. These bags and rolls follow an individual reverse proof Connecticut Innovation dollar which was released on July 21.
Designs for Connecticut American Innovation Dollar
The design showcased on the reverse of each coin depicts the Gerber Variable Scale being used to increase a geometric shape by 200%. The resulting shape resembles the State of Connecticut.
U.S. Mint artist Richard Masters created the design and it was sculpted by Renata Gordon. Inscriptions on the reverse include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "GERBER VARIABLE SCALE" and "CONNECTICUT."
All program coins bear the same obverse (heads side) image of the Statue of Liberty as designed by Justin Kunz and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill. Obverse inscriptions read: "$1" and "IN GOD WE TRUST."
2020 dollar obverses also feature a small privy mark of a stylized gear that is different from the one used for 2019-dated dollars.
Edge inscriptions include "2020" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM." Mintmarks of "P" or "D" indicate the coin’s production at either the Philadelphia or Denver Mints.
Price and Ordering
The coin rolls are $34.50 apiece while the bags are priced $117.50 each. Order them from the U.S. Mint’s online store for American Innovation products.
About the Series
The dollar series was introduced in 2018 and is scheduled to run through 2032 with designs honoring innovation and innovators from each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories.
2019 strikes celebrate innovation in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Georgia. 2020 dollar designs honor innovation from the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and South Carolina.