2020 American Innovation Dollars for Massachusetts Released


The United States Mint is now selling 2020 American Innovation dollars representing Massachusetts which depict the invention of the telephone. Available product options include 25-coin rolls and 100-coin bags filled with uncirculated coins from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints.

Roll of 2020-P American Innovation Dollars for Massachusetts
U.S. Mint image showing a roll of 2020-P Massachusetts American Innovation dollars
Bag of 2020-D American Innovation Dollars for Massachusetts
U.S. Mint image showing a bag of 2020-D Massachusetts American Innovation dollars

The newly released dollar continues the U.S. Mint’s American Innovation™ $1 Coin Program. It is second of four Innovation $1 designs for 2020.

CoinNews Photo 2020 American Innovation Dollar Proof Set
This CoinNews photo of a 2020 American Innovation Dollar Proof Set, released by the U.S. Mint on Oct. 8, show the four different innovation designs for 2020. Today, the Mint released 25-coin rolls and 100-coin bags of the dollar featuring the second design.

Earlier this month, on Oct. 8, the U.S. Mint released a proof set of all four 2020 dollars.

Designs for Massachusetts American Innovation Dollar

The reverse of Massachusetts dollars depicts the dial of an early rotary telephone. It was inspired by Boston resident Alexander Graham Bell who, on March 7, 1876, used his device to transmit this statement to his assistant:

"Mr. Watson – come here – I want to see you."

Bell was soon awarded a patent for his telephone which forever changed the world.

Photo 2020-S Proof Massachusetts American Innovation Dollar - Reverse Side
This CoinNews photo shows the reverse or tails side of a 2020-S Massachusetts American Innovation Dollar in a proof finish. It was released earlier in October as part of the four-coin 2020 American Innovation Dollar Proof Set. The dollars the U.S. Mint released today within rolls and bags carry the same design but have an uncirculated finish.

Emily Damstra created the design and Eric David Custer sculpted it. Inscriptions around the dial read: "MASSACHUSETTS," "TELE-PHONE," and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."

Each series dollar obverse (heads side) offers a representation of the Statue of Liberty in profile. The image was designed by Justin Kunz and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill. Inscriptions read: "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "$1."

CoinNews Photo 2020-S Proof Massachusetts American Innovation Dollar - Obverse Side
This CoinNews photos shows the same coin as above, but of its obverse or heads side. Again, the dollars the U.S. Mint released today carry the same obverse design but have an uncirculated finish.

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 found on every coin indicate their year of issue, a mint mark, and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."

Price and Ordering

The 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 American Innovation dollar series was introduced in 2018 with a single issue 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.

In addition to this release, coins in the series so far include the:

  • 2018 Introductory George Washington Innovation $1 Coin
  • 2019 Delaware Classifying the Stars $1 Coin
  • 2019 Pennsylvania Polio Vaccine $1 Coin
  • 2019 New Jersey Light Bulb $1 Coin
  • 2019 Georgia Trustees’ Garden $1 Coin
  • 2020 Connecticut Gerber Variable Scale $1 Coin

Schedule to follow yet this year are the 2020 Maryland Hubble Space Telescope $1 Coin and the 2020 South Carolina Septima Clark $1 Coin.

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

we spend it as a dollar ! but mint sell over 20% face value . the quantity are worse ! we wont find any perfect coin from Philadelphia Mint. I am confuse why US use Paper dollar and metal dollar on same time ,

sam tweedy

Who buys this crap!!!! LOL


I bought a $100 bag of Massachusetts telephone coins & sold it for $475 1 month later.
That who!

Seth Riesling

“One ringy, dinghy…is this the party to whom I am speaking?” – Lily Tomlin on the t.v. comedy show “Laugh In”.
Remember the old small-town telephone party lines where you shared a phone line with your neighbors!!?? Lol.


Chas. Barber

Cutting edge design- next Ohio & a whip & buggy builder


What is it made of??? Mine appears to be gold something…

Last edited 3 years ago by Ray