2024 American Innovation Dollar for Maine Launch

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2024 Maine Innovation dollar debuts today at noon ET as the third release of the year for the United States Mint’s American Innovation® $1 Coin Program.

Roll of 2024-P American Innovation Dollars for Maine
U.S. Mint image showing a roll of 2024-P American Innovation Dollars for Maine
Bag of 2024-D American Innovation Dollars for Maine
U.S. Mint image showing a bag of 2024-D American Innovation Dollars for Maine

Showcased on the reverse of each new dollar is a design depicting Dr. Bernard Lown and his invention, the direct current defibrillator.

"I thank the U.S. Mint for celebrating Maine’s proud tradition of innovation by honoring Dr. Bernard Lown as part of its American Innovation $1 Coin Program," said Maine Governor Janet Mills. "Dr. Lown’s many contributions to medicine, including the invention of the direct current defibrillator, are responsible for saving countless lives.

Dr. Bernard Lown was a Lithuanian-American cardiologist acknowledged as a pioneer in cardiac research. In 1962, along with engineer Baruch Berkovitz, Lown developed the direct current defibrillator, which could correct abnormal heart rhythms believed at the time to be responsible for 40% of fatal heart attacks in the United States. Within two years, thousands of hospitals throughout the nation were equipped with their device. This innovation also led to new cardiac resuscitation techniques as well as modern pacemakers and defibrillators.

Product options for the new dollar include 25-coin rolls for $34.50 or 100-coin bags for $117.50, each containing circulation-quality Maine dollars produced at either the U.S. Mint’s facility in Philadelphia or Denver.

Design for the Maine Innovation Dollar

U.S. Mint artist and sculptor Phebe Hemphill created and sculpted the image found on the dollar’s reverse. It features a profile portrait of Dr. Bernard Lown above, with his direct current defibrillator in operation below. Reverse inscriptions read UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BERNARD LOWN, M.D., DIRECT CURRENT DEFIBRILLATOR, and MAINE.

Image of the 2024 Maine American Innovation Dollar
Image of the 2024 Maine American Innovation Dollar

The obverse (heads side) of all coins in the series depicts the Statue of Liberty. The design was created by Artistic Infusion Program artist Justin Kunz and sculpted by Hemphill. Inscriptions read IN GOD WE TRUST and $1.

Obverse side 2024 American Innovation $1 Coin
Image of the obverse or heads side of a 2024 American Innovation $1 Coin. Each year, the gear depiction has changed slightly.

Coins of the series also all bear edge-incused inscriptions of E PLURIBUS UNUM, a mint mark (P or D) denoting the coin’s place of production and the year, in this case "2024."

American Innovation Coin Program

The American Innovation $1 Coin Program debuted in 2018 with a single strike showcasing the signature of George Washington, the first President of the United States who signed the first U.S. Patent. The program has seen four new strikes annually each representing an invention or innovator from a different state or U.S. territory.

Images of the 2024 American Innovation dollars for Illinois, Alabama, Maine, and Missouri
Images of the 2024 American Innovation dollars for Illinois, Alabama, Maine, and Missouri

The 2024 series of dollars include:

  • Illinois $1 Coin – depicting the steel plow
  • Alabama $1 Coin – showcasing the Saturn V rocket
  • Maine $1 Coin – this coin depicting the direct current defibrillator
  • Missouri $1 Coin – honoring George Washington Carver

Ordering and Product Limits

The U.S. Mint’s online store for American Innovation products is the place to purchase the new Maine dollar

Product limits have been established at 8,400 per Philadelphia roll, 7,350 per Denver roll, 3,150 per Philadelphia bag, and 2,950 per Denver bag, along with an initial household order limit of 10 per option.

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Rick,

I can not reply to your 2014-P Unc (Silver Set) re-slab issue on the other thread. I think the other thread is maxed out. But I see the problem now. Call them up, rattle their cage. Make them pay for the round trip shipping. You will need to get an RMA number from them to properly get the return into their system. Talk to Customer Support. PROFESSIONAL Coin Grading Service?

Rick

E1, Thanks, I didn’t intend to be cryptic, puzzling, or to annoy you about it, that is cagcrisps’ job. I was imploring you to ‘see’ what is going on with that label. It didn’t need to happen that way at PCGS. To affix a Silver descriptive label to a Clad coin holder was arbitrary and irresponsible. I’ll be relaying that very message to them. It should work out in the end, I hope… Since I’m on the Kennedy topic(again lol), you sir recently ‘implored’ me to take a closer look at the 1965-67 SMS Kennedy DMPL’s, even with a sacrificial… Read more »

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Rick,

Wow! That’s what I call an Upgrade. Superb mirrors on that guy. When those 65-67 SMS’ are in Cameo or Deep Cameo, they take on a whole new meaning – $$$$. Nice Score!

E 1

BTW, was that coin originally in an NGC holder?

Rick

The PCGS SP67DCAM above? No, I didn’t upgrade it as a submission, it’s just a purchase/collection upgrade. Pardon my misleading ‘upgrade’ statement.That’s a good idea though–Submit a coin for a “designation reconsideration” (if you find the right coin that is).. does it look familiar? I do have an old holder NGC Morgan that I purchased and sent in a few weeks ago as a crossover to PCGS, with a twist. It had a Gold CAC sticker and I instructed them to cross it over at a grade of their choice! A regrade if you will. It is guaranteed to cross… Read more »

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Rick,

Very nice common date Morgan. Super clean cheek. Without seeing the reverse, it is hard to call the strike. It should grade a 6. But, the four small scrapes at 9:O clock are visible to the naked eye and are in a critical area. So, I don’t think it will grade a 7. However, the eye appeal is excellent. Morgans in 7 are tough tough tough. I use to collect Morgans myself. Only the CCs though and I preferred the PLs and DMPLs. The ones that got away. Also, there are opportunities in those old holders.

Cheers

Rick

E1, It is a very common Morgan, and old like you said. It is a nice 65, hence the Gold CAC. I would like to see it get a makeover–Holder and Grade, let’s find out!. I like the overall, even the rim toning is acceptable and mild. You should see a couple of my Monster toners–almost too much, I’ll post them another day. I am probably being overly optimistic on 2 grade points, a grade up with a ‘+’ given would be great! As far as a PL designation? I’m overly hopeful on that too..To be continued! Thanks for the… Read more »

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Rick,

Strike is superb. Should grade a 6 and maybe a “+”. I don’t see the PL though. The holder is about 30 years old. So, the coin itself is chemically stable and looks inert. It is a beauty! A great find. You are an expert.

Cheers

Rick

No expert here, an enthusiastic learner…
The coin is getting it’s due with this crossover(hopefully). I’m having some fun with this one.
I’m going through some more coins that have good photos to compare. I like the chances of the 66+ that you grade for this 65. I’ve got a couple of 66+ coins and they look no better than this one(contact/distraction wise)…I found my O Mint in MS66+PL(below)and you’re correct in saying, “I don’t see the PL though”…I know who the real expert is…

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Rick

And another MS66+ below. An 1897.

I’m beginning to have a realistic chance at a 6+ for my common 1887…

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Rick

And an 1899 in MS66+…

Very similar in the contact mark count department…

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E 1

Rick,

You’ve got one heck of a nice stack of coins there. You’ve been busy.

Cheers

Rick

It’s been tapered down considerably lately. The Baked Beans are taking their toll, in more ways than one…

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick,

I’m not sure I understand this. I was under the impression that third party graders always had the only say on coin grades.

Rick

Kaiser they do have the ultimate say in the end. Or last laugh depending on how you perceive their subjective opinions. However one can alway ask them to match an existing grade from a competitor, reconsider their own company’s grade, re-grade all together, re-holder, authenticate as Genuine, and so on. Many options… In my case with the NGC Morgan above, I have chosen to have PCGS cross the coin over from an older NGC to a new PCGS holder(that I prefer). A crossover coin has a few options that the customer, as well as the TPG can consider. I have… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick,

Many thanks for that (fortunately for me) easily understandable explanation and exceedingly comprehensive description of the coin grading and re-grading process and the slabbing practices that do and/or can accompany them. I feel like I’ve learned a lot more about this area of numismatics than I ever knew before just by reading that very useful info from start to finish (admittedly a couple/three times to be able to fully grasp all of the particulars)!

Rick

I’m still in the learning process myself, and it’s an interesting part of the hobby for sure!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick,

I wish you all the luck with it! I’m taking a pass on that process for two very specific reasons: 1) I think I’m too old to start slabbing my coins at this late date after over sixty-five years of steady collecting and 2) I’m fairly certain getting all my coins graded and encapsulated would likely swallow my Social Security allotment whole and then some.

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“100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins” Fourth Edition, ©2017- pg. 38.

Number 27 – 1965-1967 Special Mint Set – Ultra Cameo.

That includes your Kennedy above.

Cheers

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick,

All issues regarding the appearance of the label and the matter of the photo aside, that is one heckuva nice looking coin you’ve got there. Kudos, my friend!

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Rick

Thanks a bunch! I got the inspiration to collect them from E1, the Kennedy King! Just one of his many collecting endeavors to be sure.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick,

You’re more than welcome. E 1’s numismatic knowledge by itself is inspirational, and besides, if one is going to be named King of something, Kennedy Half Dollars is truly as good a choice as any.

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Kaiser,

“King of Modern Half Dollars?” Maybe?

Walkers and Franklins when the time is right.

If anyone remembers those.

Cheers

Rick

From what I’ve seen, your Walker Half Collection is building up, and into something truly special…
Again, updates are always welcomed here.

E 1

Rick,

A masterpiece in process. This will be my second short set. Wait till it’s done.

Cheers

Kaiser Wilhelm

E 1,

To clarify, my reference in that regard was actually meant to be to you (as The King) and not to the Kennedy Halves. Now, as to the Walkers and Franklins, it is the former that will always be the uncontested champion of the half dollar collecting world as far as I’m concerned; no other modern day fifty cent piece even comes close.

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Kaiser,

Walkers are my all-time favorite. But, Kennedy’s are great too. Franklins are kinda boring. Creating a collection that spans all three series is a worthwhile endeavor that I enjoy. Same with the Lincolns.

Cheers

Kaiser Wilhelm

E 1,

For whatever reason I developed a unique attraction to Liberty Walking Half Dollars when they were still in regular circulation during my childhood and youth, that is of course after the Military Payment Certificates (including the fifty cent denomination ones) were taken out of circulation in Europe in 1955. Even back then I loved holding those beauties in the palm of my hand and enjoying not just the appearance but also the heft of them.

Kaiser Wilhelm

And after all that how could I not provide a visual…

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AKBob

Much like the quarters, there’s way too dam many $1 coins being produced and for what? Do they even go into circulation? People won’t even recognize our money anymore. Sure starting to look like we’re producing “funny” money anymore. More producing coins that very few are interested in and in the meantime, the coins we’re interested in are being delayed for production! I’m getting dizzy trying to see all these quarters and $1 coins that are basically useless. Maybe I’m wrong and there’s more folks into collecting these. It’s not cheap coins either to collect, even our clad coins are… Read more »

Major D

AKBob, the AI$ are Not Intended For Circulation (NIFC), but that doesn’t mean they can’t be used for legal tender. They’re only available through the Mint catalog store, and as such I don’t think they’re intended for kids at all, but rather for adult collectors with credit cards. Isn’t everything in the Mint’s numismatic catalog for collecting? As for being overpriced I’d ask, as compared to what? $80 for a proof ASE or $3,200 for a 1-oz AGE isn’t overpriced? I’d say $34.50 for a $25 roll of Uncirculated $ looks in line with everything else in the catalog, if… Read more »

AKBob

Sorry Major D but I couldn’t disagree more with you and that’s okay. I think it is too expensive no matter what the Mints selling! Everything is overpriced! Just like at the grocery store, gas station, etc. they are ALL very expensive and overpriced but that doesn’t make it okay. The so called “temporary” higher prices were supposed to be temporary, ya right, those prices will never go back down. I personally am NOT interested in race cars, snowboarders, etc. on coinage. The rocket, yes, as that has a lot to do with NASA and is an interesting topic. What… Read more »

Rick

AKBob I’ll second that on the Quarters & Dollars conundrum, or shall I say once again ‘Ditto’…
Yes, I really liked the movie ‘Ghost’, and Ditto has stuck with me..All of the actors were great, and I will of course include Whoopie, she was awesome! And she won an Academy Award for her role! So there you go. I will leave it at that…

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Major D

AKBob, it’s all good! Happy Collecting!

AKBob

Thx Rick & Major D. I hope I didn’t come across as being rude or inconsiderate to fellow collectors. I know all too well that for a lot of us, what we collect is determined by our bank account. For years, I wanted to purchase Gold but I just couldn’t quite pull the trigger. My bank account was and still is the determining factor to the equation of what and why I purchase coinage. For those of us that do have a limit in our bank accounts for purchasing coins, we must figure out what we can afford. There’s a… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

AKBob,

I doubt that anyone here would ever be inclined to believe you’ve given them a reason to “jump down your throat”. You always take the time and effort to fully explain your positions on what you prefer to collect. Additionally, you’re consistently supportive of the fact that others may have a rather different or contrary opinion in regard to what they consider to be collectable. I don’t see how the above scenario could possibly appear to warrant any sort of antagonistic knee-jerk response.

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CaliSkier

Excellent choice of a “Maine” Innovation/invention, however strange, odd, depiction of hand, wrist arm placement if trying to envision the position or placement of the person applying the “shock” IMO. Now, it’s even more difficult to envision, after looking up the proper placement of pads, which should be the same(?) for this device as well? To try and simplify and how I will remember moving forward. On the chest with patient lying supine, the right pad goes high, the left pad low and lateral slightly toward the side. Essentially, this is a headless and possibly legless patient? Since you can… Read more »

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CaliSkier

A few other notable “Innovations” Maine could have considered? Due to my affinity for snow, these are 2 that I find of interest. Ear Muffs! “In 1873 at the age of 15, Chester Greenwood of Farmington, Maine was ice skating when he came up with an idea to protect his ice cold ears. He asked his grandmother to attach beaver pelts to a wire frame, creating what we now know as earmuffs!” Also, the First Snowmobile! “OC Johnson of Waterville, Maine created the first vehicle for over-snow travel, although someone else took credit for giving it the name “snowmobile”.” Another… Read more »

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CaliSkier

The 2024 P&D Kennedy half dollar 2-roll sets are available again, with more than 99? Thanks Major D for posting the additional products listed as “oversold”(sales report), on the previous thread!

CaliSkier

Rick you brought up interesting points on the 2024 Liberty and Britannia “leftovers”, after the US Mint reconciles, credit cards, addresses, cancellations and what will be done or “how the US Mint”, may or may not “handle”, that portion of sales/inventory? Will they just de-trash and melt? Will they do a secret, e-mail for “Remind Me” peeps? Will they just “back door sell” to the Big Boys? My brain say no the couldn’t or shouldn’t, however will they make the product item a, “Not Sold Out” product and become available on the website? OR will they show up on the… Read more »

Major D

CaliSkier, I don’t know the answer, but my gut tells me that none of these (reconciles, cancellations, etc.) will be for sale– I look to the commemoratives as an example where there are no sales after the close-out end-of-year date.

CaliSkier

AKBob said: “Everything is overpriced! Just like at the grocery store, gas station, etc. they are ALL very expensive and overpriced but that doesn’t make it okay. The so called “temporary” higher prices were supposed to be temporary, ya right, those prices will never go back down.” You’re 100% spot on! Actually prices will stay the same and they will start putting back all the oz’s of product they’ve taken out of these products? LOL, Thats never going to happen either! 12.5-13.75oz is the new pound! Cookies smaller, Candy smaller, chips, smaller, higher per pound prices to go along with… Read more »

CaliSkier

BTW, AKBob, thanks for the heads up on the 2 week rule and possible payments accepted for rent! Hopefully, you’ll still be accepting silver, as I know you’re trying to liquidate those holdings? For me, way too many quarters and even though I have the vast majority, I have no intention of purchasing those I’m missing to complete a set of the 1999-2031 series. In closing, I must say, the ones I miss buying the most, are the annual regular Silver proof sets. My run of sets ended after 2018. Partially pricing, partially finances, mainly principal, as I was done… Read more »

Tony@GA

Liberty / Britt in hand!

She finally arrived. Was sweating that I’d actually get it. This coin, because of how the sales were handled, is the most excitement I’ve had on a new product in a long time!

Box put up – I never open them!

Rick

Dude, yer killin me! I was hoping for a photo!
Really? Never open them? Who will be the lucky one(s) to open them?
You’ve got to open something!? Help me out here!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Tony@GA,

I find it both very fascinating and exceedingly hilarious as to how there two such very different responses to receiving an order from the Mint. Some like yourself put everything away unopened and leave it that way for posterity. Then there are those of us to whom a Mint package delivery signifies instant Christmas and the desire to rip everything open in order to examine and admire our newly acquired coin(s). Go figure.

Rick

I’m the open it up guy 95% of the time. It’s almost an instinct, and can’t be helped!? Christmas has always been good to me. The Giving part is the best part.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick,

Chalk me up or put me down for a rapid rip open fully100% of the time; talk about not being able to help myself in the slightest! But as you say, Christmas and all that is attendant to it is very uplifting, so let the gifting begin.

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. 2023 (P) Lincoln Shield Cent “Extra V” Population Report: . NGC (05/16/24): Number Certified: 305 PCGS (05/16/24): Number Certified: 132 ANACS (05/16/24): Number Certified: 136 Total Number Certified to date by all 3 TPGs (05/16/24): 573 ¹ . History: Certification Rate ¹ Total Number Certified (10/10/23): 217 Total Number Certified (11/18/23): 287 (∆% +32.3%) T= 39 Days (+0.83%/Day) Total Number Certified (11/26/23): 298 (∆% +3.83%) T= 8 Days (+0.48%/Day) Total Number Certified (12/26/23): 366 (∆% +22.81%) T= 31 Days (+0.74%/Day) Total Number Certified (01/16/24): 379 (∆% +3.55%) T= 21 Days (+0.17%/Day) Total Number Certified (02/16/24): 423 (∆% +11.61%) T=… Read more »

E 1

Well, crickets. Time to retire this report.

Cheers

Rick

No it’s not!!!
I’m getting a reply together, and I’ll post it on the newer article, soon….
They checked it out, just didn’t check back in…

CaliSkier

Kaiser, that is an awesome word you coined! I like it! “Numerismatics”! Hard to believe the word is a “New One” a treasured, descriptive and accurate creation for sure!

Kaiser Wilhelm

CaliSkier,

Thank you so much for saying that! I’ve always had fun playing with words, and it’s nice to see the result taken notice of and in fact actually enjoyed by someone else.