Louisiana Up Next For 2023 American Innovation $1 Coin Release

The United States Mint will begin selling the 2023-dated Louisiana $1 American Innovation Coin starting at 12pm EST today. Available from Philadelphia and Denver, the coins will come in 25-coin rolls and 100-coins bags.

Starting in 2018, the American Innovation $1 Coin program began with an introductory coin and followed up with four coins per year afterward. The multi-year series aims to honor innovation and innovators for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five United States territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands). This year’s coins will feature Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana, and Mississippi.

The reverse of Louisiana depicts a Higgins Boat as it would have been deployed during World War II. A landing ramp is open against the beach, something innovative at the time. “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “THE HIGGINS BOAT,” and “LOUISIANA” are seen inscribed along the top and bottom. The coin was designed by Artistic Infusion Program designer Dennis Friel and sculpted by Mint Medallic Artist John P. McGraw.

The obverse of the design features a representation of the Statue of Liberty with “IN GOD WE TRUST” AND “$1” inscribed. It also features a privy mark in the shape of a stylized gear representing industry and innovation. The edge of the coins is incused featuring the year, mint mark and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”

Source: United States Mint