2019 New Jersey American Innovation Dollar Reverse Proof OGP


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2019 New Jersey American Innovation Dollar Reverse Proof OGP

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A beautiful reverse proof coin featuring an inverted proof finish. The background is frosted, while all design elements are polished to the same mirror like finish.

Comes in Original Government Packaging - Stylish and informational four-panel envelope packaging with imbedded Certificate of Authenticity and protective outer sleeve.

The United States Mint is proud to celebrate innovation and honor the spirit of America with the American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof Coin from the State of New Jersey— the third to be released in the series. It features an electric lightbulb, developed by Thomas Edison and his team of researchers, who made light bulbs available to the public. Prior to Edison and his researchers, earlier light bulbs from the 1830s had very short lifespans, used too much energy, or were simply too expensive to produce. By 1879, Edison and his team had managed to produce a bulb with a filament that could last 14.5 hours, and with continued work, they managed to improve to a filament with a lifetime of 1,200 hours. This marked the beginning of commercially manufactured light bulbs, giving people easy control over light in homes and businesses, drastically changing infrastructure, business, and society.

The reverse design features an Edison bulb against an ornate background. The inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “NEW JERSEY.”

The obverse design features a dramatic representation of the Statue of Liberty in profile with the inscriptions “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “$1.” The obverse also includes a privy mark of a stylized gear, representing industry and innovation.

The edge-incused inscriptions are “2019,” “S” mint mark, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”