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 United States Mint American Innovation $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series honoring innovation and innovators with $1 coins from each State, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands.
The reverse (tails) design depicts a hand planting seeds in the inscription “Trustees’ Garden,” from which grows a variety of species representing the variety of plants grown in the garden: an orange tree seedling, sassafras, grapes, white mulberry, flax, peaches, olive, and a young shoot too small to be identified.
The obverse 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.”