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2018-S American Innovation Dollar NGC PF70UC First Releases - Washington Label
Celebrate American Innovation with this First in a Brand-New Series
Americans love inventors and innovations that make life easier. From the cotton gin to automobiles to the internet, the spirit of American innovation has been a constant theme throughout our nation’s history. To celebrate the American spirit of innovation, the U.S. Mint kicked off a brand-new one-dollar coin series in 2018 that’s sure to capture the fancy of coin collectors everywhere!
The first release in the American Innovators series goes back to the earliest days of the United States when President George Washington issued the first U.S. patent to Samuel Hopkins on July 31, 1790 for developing a process for making potash. The design features Washington’s signature, stylized gears to represent industry and innovation, and a shield collage showing an eagle atop tools. Inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "AMERICAN INNOVATORS," and "SIGNED FIRST PATENT." As a special touch, the edge of the coin is incused with the year of minting, a mint mark, and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
The coin’s obverse depicts the Statue of Liberty in profile with inscriptions "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "$1." Beginning in 2019, four new Innovation Dollars will be released annually bearing different reverses. This reverse design will be shared across all the coins in the program. The multi-year series will see 57 coins designed and minted to honor significant American innovation and pioneering efforts of individuals or groups in each of the 50 States, District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. It will conclude in 2032.
Minted at the San Francisco Mint, this beautiful proof coin is detailed with a sharp relief. The mirror-like field contrasts against the frosted design details, giving it a special cameo effect. In fact, your 2018 Innovation Dollar has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in flawless Proof-70 (PF70) condition, a distinction that means your perfectly-graded proof will have ZERO imperfections – showing all features and fields exactly as the engraver and mint intended!
In addition, NGC has graded your proof to be a First Releases (FR) coin, a designation that means your coin was received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within the first 30 days of its release. Collectors seek out these coins because they are produced with new dies and considered to have sharper strikes and deeper mirrors than those that are struck later. Also, the population of coins labeled First Releases is only a fraction of the total mintage. It will come sonically sealed in an acrylic holder with an exclusive Washington label.
The beauty and quality of this coin will make it an excellent addition to your collection or a perfect starting point from which you or someone you know can start building a collection! Add one – or several – to your cart today!
- FIRST COIN IN A BRAND-NEW SERIES – The U.S. Mint’s American Innovators series begins with the 2018 American Innovators Dollar. Beginning in 2019, four new Innovation Dollars will be released annually to honor significant American innovation and pioneering efforts of individuals or groups in each of the 50 States, District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. It will conclude in 2032.
- LEGAL-TENDER – These Coins are all $1 legal tender in the United States.
- GRADED IN PERFECT PROOF CONDITION – Your 2018 Innovation Dollar was struck at the San Francisco Mint and has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in flawless Proof-70 (PF70) condition.
- KEY FIRST RELEASES CERTIFICATION – The NGC has graded your proof to be a First Releases (FR) coin, a designation that means your coin was received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within the first 30 days of its release. It will come sonically sealed in an acrylic holder with an exclusive Washington label.
This is your chance to get in on the ground floor of this major new coin series from the U.S. Mint. Loaded with historic events and personalities, it’s sure to be a hot with old and new collectors alike. Get started on your collection today!
|Year of Issue||2018|
|Mint Name||San Francisco - S|
|Coin Weight||8.1 Grams - g|