The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has released the candidate designs for the 2024 American Innovation Dollar that honor the states of Maine and Missouri. CCAC met in Washington, D.C. yesterday and released the candidate designs for Maine and Missouri prior to the meeting itself. The release of the design candidates join the already released candidates for Alabama and Illinois, the other two states honored in 2024 in the American Innovation Dollar program.
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.
The Maine American Innovation Dollar honors Dr. Bernard Lown, who created the Defibrillator.
Meanwhile, the Missouri designs mostly focus on George Washington Carver. George Washington Carver was an American agricultural scientist and inventor who promoted alternative crops to cotton and methods to prevent soil depletion.
The final designs for both coins will likely not occur until mid-2023.
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.