2019 Innovation Dollar designs

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  1. Rassi

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  3. CoinCorgi

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  4. LakeEffect

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    Pretty underwhelming.

    PA: Polio vaccine is awesome but the designs are weak. I have to admit I kinda like a couple of the turnpike designs but the subject is weak :bored:.

    GA: I wasn't aware of the Trustee's Garden and it's actually pretty cool. But peaches and cotton on a Georgia coin in 2019? IDK...

    DE: Showing people is against the rules, so how is Annie Jump Cannon even being considered? Nylon is ok but not the toothbrushes. o_O

    NJ: I'd go with the light bulb.
     
  5. cpm9ball

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    Texas - Armadillo?

    Idaho - Potato?

    Florida - Snowbirds?

    Maryland - Crabs?

    Ideas, people?

    Chris
     
  6. CoinCorgi

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    It is? There are people on the Native American Dollars...
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  7. Michael K

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    Those designs in the links look like bad Chuck E. Cheese tokens.
     
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  8. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated

    The no-people rule only applies to the Innovation Dollar (see below).

    Maybe I misinterpreted it - maybe it's only a "bust" that's prohibited. Some lady photo-bombing the obverse is ok. :blackeye:
    IDK....won't be collecting these....

    American Innovation $1 Coin Act

    (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of the Treasury, over a 14-year period beginning in 2019, to mint and issue "American Innovation" $1 coins commemorating innovation and innovators from each state, each U.S. territory, and the District of Columbia.

    Such coins shall be issued in the order in which the states ratified the Constitution or were admitted into the Union. After all such coins are issued, coins shall be issued for the District of Columbia and the territories.

    Treasury shall issue four coins per year until a coin has been issued for each jurisdiction.

    Neither the bust of any person nor the portrait of any living person may be included in the design of the coins.

    The bill instructs Interior to continue to mint and issue $1 coins honoring Native Americans and their contributions.
     
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  9. cpm9ball

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    I think the "No Bust" part is intended so that there is no confusion between the "Heads/Tails" concept.

    Chris
     
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  10. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated

    Agreed. I had it in my mind that the rule was no people but I had it wrong.
     
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  11. CoinCorgi

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    This is almost obscene...
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  12. dwhiz

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    They all are just awful :vomit:
     
  13. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    the neatest thing about the reverse is the 10 Star Wars Tie Fighters flying around in the flat field area. :)
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  14. CoinCorgi

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    Hah. Why only 11 stars instead of the usual 13?
     
  15. Clawcoins

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    I think in the release it only mentioned "a group of stars" ... ie, star wars tie fighters !!
    but good question why there's not 13 of 'em.


    edit: found this - but "group of stars" not the quantity. Guess to indicate "outer space" and not the US original states. They could have done 13 though ... I mean, what's a couple additional scribbles on the dies ?
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  16. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    The group of stars is roughly the brightest stars in the Pleiades star cluster.
     
  17. CoinCorgi

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    Ok. Why is Pleiades relevant?
     
  18. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    It's in outer space.
     
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  19. CoinCorgi

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    Who knew!!! ;)

    I asked because I always thought Pleiades was known as the Seven Sisters. So google it and I found an article...

    Her face graces a sculpture at Buffalo State College and a painting by Cherokee artist America Meredith that shows her against a starry, rocket-filled sky is now in the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Entitled Ad Astra per Astra, meaning to the stars from the stars (a play on the Latin phrase "per aspera ad astra "), references a Cherokee origin story of how humans arrived on Earth from the Pleiades. Packed with symbolism—a seven-pointed star references the Seven Sisters constellation, the seven clans of the Cherokee and the seven directions in Cherokee cosmology—the portrait also includes a depiction of the Agena spacecraft.​
     
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  20. cpm9ball

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    THUMBS UP!.png THUMBS UP!.png THUMBS UP!.png THUMBS UP!.png
     
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  21. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    seven plus a few of their cousins ...

    I still think they're Tie Fighters ...
     
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