Following its meeting on June 14th in Washington, D.C., the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has released the design candidates for the 2024 American Innovation Dollar coins honoring Alabama and Illinois. These designs for Alabama and Illinois represent two of the four states that will be honored in the series in 2024. Maine and Missouri are the other two states that will be honored.
The American Innovation Dollar coin came about through legislation passed in 2018 and is set to run through the year 2032. In all, there will be 57 coins released in the program with the first one released on December 14, 2018. You can read more about the series in this Coin History article.
For the Alabama coin, the focus of the designs centers around the state’s role in the United States space program, particularly around the Saturn V launch vehicle which sent Americans to the Moon.
For Illinois, the designs are more varied, honoring the creation of the Steel Plow or the Eder-Berry Biopsy Attachment.
The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) was established in 2003 by Congress under Public Law 108-15 to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on the themes and designs of all U.S. coins and medals. The CCAC serves as an informed, experienced and impartial resource to the Secretary of the Treasury and represents the interests of American citizens and collectors.