2020 Proof Set of American Innovation Dollars For Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and South Carolina

by Darrin Lee Unser on October 8, 2020 · 5 comments

Four collector-grade dollars bundled together in a single numismatic product are now available with the U.S. Mint’s release today of its proof set of 2020 American Innovation dollars.

US Mint image 2020 American Innovation Dollar Proof Set

U.S. Mint product images of its 2020 American Innovation Dollar Proof Set

Found within the set are $1 coins honoring innovation and pioneering efforts which took place in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and South Carolina.

Each coin is showcased in proof quality identified by its sharp relief and a mirror-like background with frosted foregrounds which gives them a cameo-like appearance.

The dollar series launched with an inaugural 2018 coin which acknowledges the first U.S. patent, as signed by President George Washington on July 31, 1790. Four will appear annually until 2032, with one design depicting American innovation for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories.

2020 American Innovation Dollars - Reverses

Images of the four 2020 American Innovation dollar reverses

This year’s coins showcase reverse designs honoring innovations or innovators in:

  • Connecticut which bears a representation of the Gerber Variable Scale as it is utilized to increase a geometric shape resembling the State of Connecticut by 200 percent. The inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "GERBER VARIABLE SCALE," and "CONNECTICUT."

  • Massachusetts that depicts an early rotary dial telephone. Inscriptions read "MASSACHUSETTS," "TELE-PHONE," and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."

  • Maryland which shows an image of the Hubble Space Telescope as it orbits the earth surrounded by a field of stars. Inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE," and "MARYLAND."

  • South Carolina that depicts Septima Clark marching with three young African American students who carry books and an American flag. The inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "SEPTIMA CLARK," and "SOUTH CAROLINA."

All coins of the series bear the same obverse (heads side) image of the Statue of Liberty in profile with the inscriptions "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "$1." The obverse also contains a privy mark of a stylized gear, representing industry and innovation.

An edge incused inscription contains the year of issue, an "S mint mark denoting production at the San Francisco Mint, and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."

Ordering

Priced at $24, the 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Proof Set is available directly from the U.S. Mint via its online store for American Innovation products.

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Seth Riesling

Alert: Another U.S. Mint price increase, and for base metal coins! $3.05 more than last year.

NumisdudeTX

Chas. Barber

Try to spend one I dare you, you’ll get stares, maybe a call to the PoPo….. no one except coin geeks know these even exist. And the CT design woof woof, what is that a kite for the drunk? THat’s the best they got??

RonnieBGood

Just have the cashiers Google it.

Chas. Barber

Never gonna happen they call the manager, try a half dollar…

silverinvestor

beware the quality control , i have 2 boxes of Innovation dollar (2020) , none of it can be MS 63 !