US Mint launches sale of new Hubble Space Telescope dollar coin

Maryland’s entry in the U.S. Mint’s American Innovation $1 coin series highlights the Hubble Space Telescope and the state’s role in managing the orbiting observatory from the ground.  (Image credit: U.S. Mint/NASA)

The Hubble Space Telescope stars on a new U.S. coin in celebration of the observatory’s 30 years as a symbol of invention and ingenuity.

The United States Mint is starting sales of the Maryland American Innovation $1 Coin on Monday (Dec. 14) with rolls and bags of the new golden dollar. The multi-year American Innovation series commemorates the pioneering efforts of individuals or groups from all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories. The Hubble Space Telescope is managed from sites in Maryland, including NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt and Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.

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