2022 American Innovation $1 Coin Proof Set Released


Honoring American innovation and invention in four different states, the United States Mint today released their 2022 American Innovation $1 Coin Proof Set™. Proof coins feature frosted foregrounds and mirror-like backgrounds. They are the U.S. Mint’s highest quality finish.

U.S. Mint product images of their 2022 American Innovation $1 Coin Proof Set
U.S. Mint product images of their 2022 American Innovation $1 Coin Proof Set

Included dollars offer reverse (tails side) designs depicting American creativeness from the states of Rhode Island, Vermont, Kentucky and Tennessee. Each was produced at the U.S. Mint’s facility in San Francisco.

These $1 coins represent the fifth year of the Mint’s program which debuted in 2018. That year saw a single inaugural release with George Washington’s signature on the reverse emblematic of his signing of the first U.S. patent. Since then, four new dollar coins have been issued annually. The program will continue through 2032 at which time American ingenuity will have been represented from each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories.

Images of 2022 American Innovation Dollar Reverses
Images of the four 2022 American Innovation dollars for Rhode Island, Vermont, Kentucky and Tennessee

For 2022, the four dollars as part of the program and in this proof set include:

  • 2022-S Rhode Island $1 Coin – Nathanael Herreshoff’s Reliance Yacht
  • 2022-S Vermont $1 Coin – Snowboarding
  • 2022-S Kentucky $1 Coin – Bluegrass music
  • 2022-S Tennessee $1 Coin – Rural electrification by the Tennessee Valley Authority

All four coins appear together in one protective lens. (See more images of the dollars.)

Innovation $1 Coin Specifications

Denomination: $1 coin
Finish: Proof
Composition: 6% zinc, 3.5% manganese, 2% nickel, balance copper
Weight: 8.100 grams
Diameter: 1.043 inches (26.49 mm)
Edge: Lettered
Mint and Mint Mark: San Francisco – S
Privy Mark: Gear


Individual circulation quality American Innovation $1 Coins are also issued throughout the year by the U.S. Mint in bags and rolls. Rhode Island $1 coins launched on Feb. 23 and the Vermont $1 coins followed on April 26. Kentucky $1 coins will be issued on June 28 and Tennessee $1 coins debut at a yet-to-be-announced date (sometime this summer).

Ordering, Price and Limits for the Proof Set

The 2022 American Innovation $1 Coin Proof Set is available directly from the U.S. Mint via its online store for American Innovation products for $24. This is the same price point as last year’s version.

No mintage, household or order limits have been published by the Mint for the release.

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better get one quick! there only 64994 left in stock as of right now

Major D

yes, like all of the annual sets, plenty to go around


As reference, it is pre-sale selling for $35 from secondary online dealers.

Major D

and folks are paying that?


ah, sorry i was trying to be sarcastic there…

Major D

yes, was just trying to put into perspective…I know these AI sets are not a fan favorite, but who knows? with a low mintage so far (around 106,000) it could be a sleeper. what do the speculators have to say?


Does usmint melt these down at some point?

Major D

as far as I know, the Mint only does this to the commemoratives which they remove from availability on Dec 30 of the year they are offered. all of the other sets stick around until they are sold off- for as many years it takes.


For instance, this year, the Mint is offering a bundled discount price on prior innovation sets if you sign up for enrollment on the American Innovation series


I got one and this may be the last one I get.

Major D

Here’s a snapshot of some available numbers (as of 7:50 pm EST June 7th):
2022 NLB Proof $ & medal set: 24
2020 AI Proof set: 458
2022 NLB Privy $: 1,929
2022 ASE W Uncirculated: 5,362
2021 Proof set: 10,416
2022 AI Proof set: 49,008
2021 Mint/Uncirculated set: 50,444
2022 Proof set: 82,177


Thanks for the comprehensive update, Major D. The Jackie Robinson NLB Proof $ & Medal Set is just barely hanging in there. In particular, the sales figures for the NLB (Negro Leagues Baseball) Uncirculated Gold and Silver coins are weak, similar to the run of the 2021 NLE (National Law Enforcement) Uncirculated Gold and Silver coins, which have the all-time lowest mintages of 1,753 and 9,422 coins, respectively.

Major D

change in status- Jackie Robinson NLB Proof $ & Medal Set: not available/ remind me


The AWQs are more popular than the Innovation Dollars. The 3 rolls quarters rolled out on June 14th sold out in seconds.