20 December 2019
The United States Mint has announced the release of the last American Innovation issue of 2019 - a Georgia $1 coin featuring Savannah's Trustees' Garden.
The American Innovations series honours innovation and innovators from all US states and is a multi-year coin programme. This latest $1 is the last of four to be released in 2019.
The Trustees' Garden
features the Trustees’ Garden, established by James Oglethorpe in 1734. Oglethorpe was a British soldier, Member of Parliament, and philanthropist who founded the Colony of Georgia.
The Trustees’ Garden is considered one of the first agriculture experimental gardens in America. The ten acres of land, located in Savannah, included plants from around the world so that colonists could work out which were the best crops for the Georgia climate.
The reverse of the coin shows 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. Additional inscriptions are “GEORGIA” and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”
The obverse features a 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,” the mint mark, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
To purchase coins from the series, visit the US Mint website.
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