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Mint opening sales of Alabama American Innovation Coin featuring Saturn V

WASHINGTON – An American Innovation $1 Coin will have a familiar design not only for residents of Huntsville but also for visitors passing through the I-565 corridor near the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

“I am pleased to announce the release of the American Innovation $1 Coin for the State of Alabama,” said Mint Director Ventris C. Gibson. “The Saturn V rocket, designed and built at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, was initially developed to support the Apollo program for human exploration of the Moon.

“We are honored to celebrate this major achievement with this coin.”

The Alabama American Innovation $1 coin reverse design depicts the power and force of the Saturn V rocket lifting off with the moon in the background. Inscriptions are “United States of America,” “Saturn V,” and “Alabama.”

The heads side features a representation of the Statue of Liberty with the inscriptions “In God We Trust” and “$1.” The design also includes a privy mark of a stylized gear, representing industry and innovation. Incused on the coin’s edge are “2024,” the mint mark, and “E Pluribus Unum.”

“Alabama is a state of innovators, and the Saturn V rocket perfectly exemplifies that,’’ Gov. Kay Ivey said. “It was Alabamians who helped put man on the moon, and today, we remain committed to ensuring our country is not only on the forefront of space exploration, but innovation in all areas.

“We are proud to now see the Saturn V rocket displayed on this coin and are honored to have Alabama and her people represented in this special, commemorative way.”

The United States Mint will open sales for rolls and bags containing the specialty coin April 8 at 11 a.m. The reverse (tails) design of the coins recognizes innovation from the State of Alabama. For information on the purchasing options, click here. To set up a “Remind Me” alert for the coins, visit the product detail page. The coins are available in rolls of 25 and bags of 100.

Introduced in 2018, the American Innovation $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series featuring distinctive reverse designs that pay homage to America’s ingenuity and celebrate the pioneering efforts of individuals or groups from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories.

American Innovation $1 Coins are included in the Mint’s Product Subscription Program. Structured like a magazine subscription, this program affords customers the convenience of signing up to receive automatic shipments of products in a series. The shipments continue until the subscription is canceled. 

For details, visit Product Subscription Program. Additional American Innovation $1 Coin products are available here.


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