TVA will be featured on the $1 Coin from the United States Mint (Mint) as part of the designs for the 2022 American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The coin series, launched in 2018, honors innovation from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories.This year’s coin designs feature Tennessee, Kentucky, Rhode Island and Vermont.


“The Tennessee Valley Authority’s innovation has sparked growth and economic development across our rural communities,” said Tennessee Governor Bill Lee. “I thank the U.S. Mint for highlighting the efforts of Tennessee trailblazers and look forward to the coin’s release.”

The coin was designed by Matt Swaim of the Artistic Infusion Program and sculpted by Joseph Menna, Chief Engraver. It depicts a Tennessee farm with newly installed power lines lining the road and includes the inscriptions: “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY,” and “TENNESSEE.”

The obverse, or tails, side of the design depicts the Statue of Liberty in profile with the inscriptions “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “$1.” The design also includes a privy mark of a stylized gear to represent industry and innovation. The edge-incused inscriptions are “2022,” the mint mark, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”

You can read more about each of the coins from this series by clicking here.