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  • 1 Dollar 2024, United States of America (USA), American Innovation $1 Coin Program, Missouri
  • 1 Dollar 2024, United States of America (USA), American Innovation $1 Coin Program, Missouri

The 56-coin American Innovation $1 Coin Program started in 2018. The program mandates that the Mint will issue four noncirculating dollar coins annually for 14 years.

One coin will be issued for each of the 50 states in the order in which each state ratified the U.S. Constitution or entered the Union. Following the states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories in order, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands all would also present an innovator from their area.

The American Innovation $1 Coin representing Missouri honors George Washington Carver, agricultural scientist, inventor, and educator.


Depicts the Statue of Liberty in profile with the inscriptions “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “$1.” In 2019, a privy mark was added under "WE TRUST".

The Statue of Liberty, a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York City, in the United States. The Statue is the work of sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, who enlisted the assistance of engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, designer of the Eiffel Tower.

The Statue of Liberty was completed in 1884 in France and shipped to the United States in June 1885, having been disassembled into 350 individual pieces that were packed in over 200 crates for the transatlantic voyage. In four months’ time, it was re-assembled in New York Harbor, standing just over 151 feet from the top of the statue’s base to the tip of the torch her right hand holds high above the waters of New York Harbor.

Originally intended as a gift to celebrate the American Centennial in 1876, the Statue of Liberty was given to the United States as a symbol of the friendship forged between the new American government and the government of France during the American Revolutionary War.

Artist: Justin Kunz (JK)
Engraver: Phebe Hemphill (PH)



Depicts George Washington Carver gently smiling while examining a sample of his work in his laboratory. A peanut plant's leaves, blossoms, and fruits weave between scientific equipment.

George Washington Carver (c. 1864 – 1943), born into slavery at the close of the Civil War, emerged as a pioneering figure in American agricultural science and innovation during the early 20th century. Educated in botany and agriculture at Iowa State Agricultural College, he later became a professor at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, where he dedicated 47 years to teaching agricultural methods. Recognizing the detrimental effects of cotton monoculture on soil quality in the South, Carver championed alternative crops and sustainable farming practices to uplift impoverished farmers.

At Tuskegee, Carver spearheaded research and development efforts aimed at diversifying crops and revitalizing depleted soils. His advocacy for crop rotation, alternating cotton with nitrogen-fixing legumes like peanuts and peas, revolutionized agricultural practices, enhancing soil fertility and crop yields. Furthermore, Carver's innovative spirit extended to his exploration of the multifaceted uses of alternative crops, including peanuts, sweet potatoes, and pecans. Through his pioneering research, he unveiled hundreds of practical applications for these crops, ranging from food products to industrial materials.

Beyond his scientific contributions, Carver's advocacy for environmental sustainability and social empowerment resonated widely, earning him acclaim and recognition beyond racial divides. Honored with prestigious awards such as the Spingarn Medal, Carver's legacy continues to inspire generations, symbolizing the transformative power of innovation, education, and compassion in addressing societal challenges.

Engraver: Eric David Custer (EC)



Inscribed along the edge of the coin is the year of minting, the mint mark, and also the legend "E Pluribus Unum" (Latin for "Out of many, one").

2024 P ★★★ E PLURIBUS UNUM ★★★★★★★★★★

Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Manganese Brass
Weight 8.1 g
Diameter 26.5 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Denver Mint (D)
Philadelphia Mint (P)
San Francisco Mint (S)

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