AUGUSTA — The state treasurer’s office is looking for help with the design of Maine’s innovation coin.
Maine State Treasurer Henry Beck announced Monday the state will participate in the United States American Innovation $1 Coin Program.
The program is issuing $1 coins for each of the 50 states.
The coin will have a distinctive design. Beck said multiple coins will be released each year until 2032.
Maine’s innovation coin is scheduled to be released by 2024, he said.
“We have a history of innovation in the state and so I do want everyone to go to our website submit an idea. It doesn’t matter if you are simply a resident of Maine or a school group or a historical society,” Beck said. “We want to hear from you and maybe you’ll make history by selecting the design on our innovation coin.”
Beck said the ideas should not include an artistic rendition but instead be a concept in writing.
To submit ideas, visit maine.gov/treasurer.