United States Mint Releases 2023 American Innovation $1 Coin Proof Set™ on October 26

United States Mint Releases 2023 American Innovation $1 Coin Proof Set™ on October 26

WASHINGTON–The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the
2023 American Innovation $1 Coin Proof Set on October 26 at noon EDT. The
set is priced at $24.00 (product code



The American Innovation® $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series featuring
distinctive reverse (tails) designs that pay homage to America’s ingenuity
and celebrate the pioneering efforts of individuals or groups from all 50
states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. The 2023 coins
celebrate and honor significant innovations from Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana,
and Mississippi. All four coins are included in the 2023 American Innovation
$1 Coin Proof Set.

These stunning proof coins are struck in six percent zinc, 3.5 percent
manganese, two percent nickel, and the balance copper. United States Mint
Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designers created the four designs for 2023,
which were sculpted by United States Mint Medallic Artists.

Ohio – This design depicts two strong hands grasped
together, the upper arm pulling the lower arm upward, representing the
support and strength required by both parties on the Underground Railroad. A
chain fastened to a rustic shackle around the lower arm’s wrist snaps and
fragments, alluding to the hope of freedom. The inscriptions are “UNITED
Zaiken created the design, which was sculpted by Medallic Artist Stephen

Louisiana – This design depicts a Higgins Boat as it would
have been deployed during World War II with its innovative landing ramp open
against a beach. Included inscriptions are “UNITED STATES of AMERICA,” “THE
HIGGINS BOAT,” and “LOUISIANA.” AIP Designer Dennis Friel created the
design, which was sculpted by Medallic Artist John P. McGraw.

Indiana – This design depicts a series of vehicles that
showcase Indiana innovations from yesterday and today. From top to bottom,
the design includes an early style gas automobile, a representation of
classic car production, and a recent model of an Indy style race car.
Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “INDIANA.” AIP Designer Ron
Sanders created the design, which was sculpted by Medallic Artist Phebe

Mississippi – This design depicts a pair of human lungs in
the background, while a surgical assistant passes forceps to the surgeon
during the first lung transplant surgery. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF
Katelyn Arquette created the design, which was sculpted by Medallic Artist
Craig A. Campbell.

The obverse (heads) of all American Innovation $1 coins depicts a dramatic
representation of 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, representing industry and innovation which changes with every year of
the program. The inscriptions “2023,” the mint mark, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM”
are incused on the edge of the coin. AIP Designer Justin Kunz created the
design, which was sculpted by Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill. All coins in
the set were struck at the United States Mint at San Francisco. A
certificate of authenticity is included in every set.

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The American Innovation $1 Coin Reverse Proof Sets are included in the
Mint’s Product Subscription Program. Structured like a magazine
subscription, this program affords customers the convenience of signing up
to receive automatic shipments of products in a series. The shipments
continue until the subscription is cancelled. For details, visit


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About the United States Mint
Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of
the Department of the Treasury in 1873. As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of
legal tender coinage, the Mint is responsible for producing circulating
coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also
produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and
commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals;
and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are
self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.

Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal
access to United States Mint products, the United States Mint will not
accept and will not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale
date of October 26, 2023, at noon EDT.