• 1 Dollar 2020, United States of America (USA), American Innovation $1 Coin Program, Maryland
  • 1 Dollar 2020, United States of America (USA), American Innovation $1 Coin Program, Maryland
Description

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.

This coin representing Maryland honors the Hubble Space Telescope.

Obverse

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
Engraver: Phebe Hemphill

$1
IN GOD
WE TRUST
PH
JK

Reverse

Depicts the Hubble Space Telescope orbiting the Earth surrounded by a field of stars.

Developed by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and launched in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope is one of the largest and most versatile space telescopes. It is also the first designed to be serviced in space by astronauts. Teams at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the Space Telescope Science Institute–both located in Maryland–manage the telescope.

Positioned above the distortion of Earth’s atmosphere, Hubble has an unobstructed view of the universe. Its four main instruments observe in the ultraviolet, visible, and near infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Data transmitted by Hubble has helped refine estimates of the age of the universe, trace the growth of galaxies, identify planets beyond our solar system, study the planets within our solar system, identify black holes, observe the birth and death of stars, and many other scientific discoveries.

Engraver: Joseph Menna

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
THE HUBBLE SPACE
TELESCOPE
NASA
JFM
MARYLAND

Edge

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").

2020 P ★★★ E PLURIBUS UNUM ★★★★★★★★★★

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

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