2019-S American Innovation Polio Vaccine Pennsylvania Clad Dollar $1 Reverse Proof Coin GEM Reverse Proof OGP


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Why purchase this 2019-S American Innovation Pennsylvania GEM Reverse Proof Dollar Coin?

The second state to be honored in the U.S. Mint’s American Innovation Dollar series is Pennsylvania, the state where Dr. Jonas Salk and his team at the University of Pittsburgh developed a vaccine for polio. A product of the San Francisco Mint, the clad coin is struck with a gorgeous reverse proof finish. Mintage is limited to 75,000.

Beautiful Commemorative Design

The silhouette of a period microscope appears on the reverse, beside three different magnifications of the poliovirus, accompanied by the inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “POLIO VACCINE,” “1953” and “PENNSYLVANIA.” The design is credited to artists Richard Masters and Chief Engraver Joseph Menna.

The obverse features a design by Justin Kunz and Phebe Hemphill, illustrating the iconic Statue of Liberty facing left, framed by the inscriptions “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “$1.”. The coin’s smooth edge is incuse lettered with “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “2019” and the “S” Mint mark.

Exceptional GEM Proof in Original Mint Package

This 2019-S American Innovation Pennsylvania Reverse Proof Dollar is considered to be in GEM Reverse Proof condition. Expect the stunning ungraded clad coin to possess a superior proof quality strike with nearly perfect frosted and mirrored surfaces. The encapsulated coin is housed in a fold-out style package printed with a U.S. Mint Certificate of Authenticity, along with information about the coin series and the inspiration for the Pennsylvania design.

This 2019-S Reverse Proof American Innovation Pennsylvania Dollar coin will make a fantastic addition to your collection!

Additional information


U.S. Mint



Country of Manufacture

United States



Edge Design


Metal Type


Mint Mark

San Francisco



Strike Type

Reverse proof



Metal Content

.26 oz



Issuing Country

United States