Congratulations to Young Numismatist Jeremy Sheng, who won the grand prize in the 2019 National Coin Week design contest. Here is his winning submission:
My coin depicts a nuclear fusion reactor. You might be thinking, doesn’t nuclear energy already exist? Well, yes, but that’s nuclear fission, the splitting of atoms. Fusion – combining atoms – produces four times as much energy as fission, and four million times as much energy as traditional fossil fuels. This reactor provides a sustained and constant flow of high energy on a scale that can change the way people live. Energy is the key to many things, from simple things such as powering a dishwasher, to more complex things like launching a rocket into orbit. Not only does this machine produce more energy, but it is cleaner than traditional fossil fuels and helps protect the environment from greenhouse gases and other pollutants.