The American Innovations Dollar Collection is beautiful and educational, containing the Philadelphia and Denver minted dollar coins honoring this new program of American ingenuity. Both coins sit within a Lock-tite, crystal clear enclosure affixed to a full color 5x15 inch tri-fold containing information about the United States Patent process and highlighting some of America's greatest inventors.
The coin features Annie Jump Cannon, a Delaware-born internationally recognized astronomer who invented a system for classifying the stars still in use today.
The reverse design features a silhouette of Annie Jump Cannon against the night sky, with a number of stars visible. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “ANNIE JUMP CANNON,” “CLASSIFYING THE STARS,” and “DELAWARE.”
The obverse design features a dramatic representation of the Statue of Liberty in profile with the inscriptions “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “$1.” The design also includes a privy mark of a stylized gear, representing industry and innovation.
The edge-incused inscriptions are “2019,” mint mark, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”