WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) has officially announced the 2022 American Innovation $1 Coin Program designs, and Vermont's will be a snowboarder.
This multi-year series that started in 2018 honors innovation and innovators by issuing $1 coins for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories.
The Mint works with each state's governor's offices and subject matter experts to determine design concepts.
"I am proud to have snowboarding representing Vermont in the Innovation $1 program," said Vermont Governor Phil Scott.
"In many ways, Vermont is the birthplace of modern snowboarding, and this coin represents Vermont's contributions to the sport, from physical innovations in boards and bindings to the creativity and athleticism showcased by Vermonters—and others who train in the Green Mountains—in competition on the world stage."
The Mint also released the following description of the coin.
American Innovation – Vermont
Designer: Justin Kunz, Artistic Infusion Program
Sculptor: Craig Campbell, Medallic Artist
"The Vermont $1 Coin features a young female snowboarder in the air performing a trick called a "melon grab," set against a mountainous winter skyline inspired by the landscape of Vermont. The aim of the design is to capture a sense of the energy and exuberance of snowboarding through movement implied by diagonal lines and curved shapes. Inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "VERMONT."