2020 American Innovation Dollars for Maryland Released


Looking to the stars, we find inspiration for the newest release from the United States Mint — 2020 American Innovation dollars honoring innovation and innovators from the state of Maryland with a design showcasing the Hubble Space Telescope.

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

Coin collectors may choose from 25-coin rolls and 100-coin bags filled with uncirculated Maryland dollars from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. They are issued as part of the U.S. Mint’s American Innovation™ $1 Coin Program and appear as the third 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 third design.

The Hubble Space Telescope was developed by NASA and launched into space on April 24, 1990. Designed as one of the largest, but most versatile space telescopes, it takes its name from American astronomer Edwin P. Hubble. Two sites located in the state of Maryland are responsible for management of the telescope including NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the Space Telescope Science Institute.

Designs for Maryland American Innovation Dollar

The reverse or tails side of the new dollar depicts the telescope orbiting the earth surrounded by a field of stars. The image was created by U.S. Mint artist Joseph Menna who also sculpted it. Inscriptions circling the design include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE," and "MARYLAND."

Photo 2020-S Maryland American Innovation Dollar - reverse side
This CoinNews photo shows the reverse or tails side of a 2020-S Maryland American Innovation Dollar in a proof finish. It was released 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.

All coins in the Innovation $1 series bear the same obverse (heads side) likeness of the Statue of Liberty. The obverse also includes the inscriptions of "$1" and "IN GOD WE TRUST." Justin Kunz designed the rendition of the Statue of Liberty. It was sculpted by Phebe Hemphill.

Photo 2020-S Maryland 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 Innovation dollars also bear a small privy mark of a stylized gear on their obverse. Note, this privy mark is different from the one used for 2019-dated dollars.

Edge inscriptions found on every $1 coin read 2020, a mint mark, and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."

Price and Ordering

Each 25-coin roll may be purchased for $34.50 with the 100-coin bags priced $117.50 each. They may be ordered from the U.S. Mint’s online store for American Innovation products.

About the Series

American Innovation dollar saw their debut in 2018. That year featured a single coin. From that point through 2032, four new coins are to be issued annually in the series each honoring a different innovation or innovators with one showcased from each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories.

The American Innovation $1 series so far includes:

  • 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
  • 2020 Massachusetts Telephone $1 Coin
  • and this 2020 Maryland Hubble Space Telescope $1 Coin

Yet to be issued as part of the series is the 2020 South Carolina Septima Clark $1 Coin. Rolls and bags of them are scheduled for release on Jan. 10. 2021.

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Thank you DLU. ¢.38 or ¢.175 mark up per coin. OMG profits; Burn, destroy, run! lol. I thank you. I did buy doubles, incase I want to break a bag or roll open just for fun!


Remember you are not buying coins face value from the bank. I wonder what Grandpa said buying 10th anniversary sets for a cool overpriced $1000 from the Mint.


Not a single one will ever be seen in circulation…..ever. Stop this madness, or just stop printing the paper note.


I have bought and profited enough on digital currency to know it is nothing more than a gamble. The paper note is trusted, albeit paper. I can assure you some coins have found their way into circulation, just for fun.

Chas. Barber

I buy them to spend & watch the cashier feak out & call the p0p0


Now that’s funny. I usually see the cashier buy the coin at face value and save it. If their smart. If anything they call the manager and the manager buys it at face value and saves it. Lol

Big T

These are amazing coins and MUST HAVE rolls. Don’t break them or spend them, save them forever and ever and ever. Don’t even look at them you will ruin it. Just buy them and stash somewhere in your house or parents basement where no one can find them.

Big T

I can’t wait to buy another ASE with the same reverse since 1986. Never mind we were all told that would be the 2020 S ASE but now we gotta buy another “last of the last” reverse ASE issues.
Well, color me pink because I am buying them all – ha aha ahahaha!!


Hey Mr. pink I like your thinking! TBH I did break bag and rolls open just for fun. Fyi they are worth a 1$ That’s why I buy doubles to keep a spare =)