Appearing today as the third strike of the year in a multi-year series from the United States Mint is the 2023 Indiana American Innovation Dollar. Showcased on the reverse (tails side) of each coin is a design highlighting the creative contributions those in the state have made to the automobile industry.
Product options for the Indiana dollar include 25-coin rolls and 100-coin bags. Furthermore, buyers may select the U.S. Mint facility from which these coins originate, either the Philadelphia Mint or the Denver Mint.
Design for the Indiana Innovation Dollar
The design featured on the reverse of the dollar highlights Indiana’s innovations throughout history in the automobile industry. It showcases an early-style gas automobile, a depiction of classic car production, and a recent model of an Indy-style race car, arranged from top to bottom. Inscriptions surrounding the automobiles read "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "INDIANA."
The design was created by Ron Sanders, an artist from the United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program. The sculpting was done by Phebe Hemphill, a medallic artist from the U.S. Mint.
The obverse (heads side) of the coin features a design that is common to all coins in the series, depicting the Statue of Liberty. The image of the statue was created by Justin Kunz, with sculpting also done by Hemphill. Inscriptions read "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "$1." A distinctive privy mark, taking the form of a stylized gear, has been incorporated to symbolize industry and innovation.
Edge-incused inscriptions include "2023," the mint mark, and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
American Innovation Coin Program
This release continues the U.S. Mint’s American Innovation® $1 Coin Program, which began in 2018 and is scheduled to continue until 2032. Each year, four unique designs are issued in the series, representing innovation or innovators from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories: Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
The four dollars for 2023 include:
- Ohio $1 Coin – Underground Railroad
- Louisiana $1 Coin – Higgins Boat
- Indiana $1 Coin – Automobile industry
- Mississippi $1 Coin – First human lung transplant
Dollar rolls and bags for Mississippi are scheduled to be released on Aug. 28.
Ordering and Pricing
Visit the U.S. Mint’s online store for American Innovation products to place an order for rolls and bags of the Indiana Innovation dollar.
Pricing is listed as $34.50 for each 25-coin roll with a product limit of 8,000 rolls from the Philadelphia Mint and 7,000 from the Denver Mint. An initial household order limit of 10 applies to each.
100-coin bags are sold for $117.50, with limits set for the Philadelphia bags at 3,000 and 2,790 for the Denver bags. Once again, an initial household order limit of 10 is in place.