Washington, DC, Jan. 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rolls and pouches containing the first 2023 US Innovation $1 coin will go on sale on January 30 at noon EST. The design of the reverse (tail) of the coins in these products honors Ohio State innovation. The following packaging options from United States Mint facilities in Philadelphia and Denver will be available:
|PRODUCT CODE||PRODUCT OPTION||PRICE|
|23GRA||Roll of 25 Coins–P||$34.50|
|23GRE||25 Roll–D coins||$34.50|
|23GB||100 Coin Bag–P||$117.50|
|23GB||100 Coin Bag–D||$117.50|
Orders are limited to 10 items of each product per household.
Introduced in 2018 and authorized by Public Law 115-197, the American Innovation $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series featuring distinctive reverses that pay tribute to America’s ingenuity and commemorate the pioneering efforts of individuals or groups from all 50 states, the District of Colombia and US territories.
The reverse design of the 2023 American Innovation Ohio $1 coin depicts two strong hands clasped together, the upper hand pulling the lower one up, representing the support and strength needed by both sides on the Underground Railroad. A chain attached to a peasant shackle around the wrist of the lower arm snaps and fragments, hinting at the hope of freedom. The inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”, “UNDERGROUND RAILROAD LINE” and “Ohio”. The design was created by U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) designer Beth Zaiken and sculpted by U.S. Mint artist Stephen Lane.
“Ohio is proud to have this part of our history on the new $1 coin. Ohio had many stops on the Underground Railroad, and today the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center near the banks of the Ohio River in Cincinnati tells the story of the flight to freedom,” said Governor Mike DeWine.
“The United States Mint is honored to showcase Ohio’s pivotal role in the Underground Railroad network,” said Mint Director Ventris S. Gibson. “The network of individuals, families, friends, and churches who secretly helped slaves escape to freedom was truly an innovation of human compassion and ingenuity.”
The obverse (heads) of all coins in this series feature a dramatic representation of the Statue of Liberty in profile with the inscriptions “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “$1”. It also features personal branding on stylized gear representing industry and innovation. AIP Designer Justin Koontz created the design, which was sculpted by Mint Artist Phebe Hemphill.
The edge of the coin is inscribed “2023”, the mint mark and “E PLURIBUS UNUM”.
American Innovation $1 coins are included in the Mint’s Product Subscription Program. Structured like a magazine subscription, this program gives customers the convenience of signing up to receive automatic shipments of serialized products. Deliveries continue until subscription is cancelled. For details, visit https://catalog.usmint.gov/shop/subscriptions.
Additional American Innovation $1 Coin products are available at: https://catalog.usmint.gov/coins/coin-programs/american-innovation-dollar-coins/.
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Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, the United States Mint will not accept or fulfill orders placed prior to the official on-sale date of January 30 2023, at noon EST.
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