Reverse Proof Set of 2023 American Innovation Dollars Available


At Noon ET today, the United States Mint begins sales of their 2023 American Innovation Dollar Reverse Proof Set that showcases four unique designs hailing from Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana, and Mississippi.

US Mint image 2023 American Innovation Reverse Proof Set
U.S. Mint image of the 2023 American Innovation $1 Coin Reverse Proof Set

Priced at $28 and part of the the U.S. Mint’s American Innovation® $1 Coin Program, now in its sixth year and honoring innovation and ingenuity from U.S. states and territories, the dollars for this year feature:

  • Ohio — Underground Railroad
  • Louisiana — Higgins Boat
  • Indiana — Automotive Industry
  • Mississippi — First Human Lung Transplant

All four coins in the set were struck at the U.S. Mint’s facility in San Francisco and feature the reverse proof finish, known for its brilliant, mirror-like designs and frosted backgrounds. The collectible finish is inverted compared to regular proof coins. For example, the following two photos show 2022 Innovation dollars, with the first featuring proof coins and the second featuring reverse proof coins.

CoinNews photo 2022 Proof Set of 2022 Innovation Dollars
This CoinNews photo shows a Proof Set of 2022 Innovation Dollars
CoinNews photo 2022 Reverse Proof Set of 2022 Innovation Dollars
This CoinNews photo shows a Reverse Proof Set of 2022 Innovation Dollars

Earlier, on Oct. 26, the Mint released this year’s traditional proof set of Innovation dollars for $24, and nearly 50,000 sets were sold in the first week.

CoinNews photo 2023 American Innovation $1 Coin Proof Set
This CoinNews photo shows a traditional proof set of 2023 Innovation dollars, launched on Oct. 26, featuring frosted designs against brilliant, mirror-like backgrounds. The coins in the reverse proof set also feature these same designs but will showcase brilliant, mirror-like designs against frosted backgrounds — the reverse proof finish is inverted compared to the standard proof finish.

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


The Innovation series had its inaugural release in 2018, featuring George Washington’s signature on the reverse, symbolizing his signing of the first U.S. patent. Since then, the series has seen four new coins annually, each depicting a different innovation. The program is scheduled to run through 2032, by which time it will have included each state, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories.

For reference, in addition to the already mentioned regular proof set of 2023 dollars, the U.S. Mint has already released rolls and bags of each dollar. The Ohio dollar debuted on January 30th, the Louisiana dollar on April 10th, the Indiana dollar on June 26th, and the Mississippi dollar on August 28th.

Ordering and Mintage

The new reverse proof set is available directly from the U.S. Mint via its online store for American Innovation products.

A mintage limit of 55,044 sets has been established by the U.S. Mint with an initial household order limit of five.

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What were they thinking? Really? 2018-2032. They planned for a 15 year program! WTH! Oh yeah they saved us a year, except you’ll need the coin to complete the series.(2018 1-coin). That was more or less a sample coin, example of what was coming down the pike. Why oh why couldn’t they realize that 10 year and longer programs/series, are annoying to try and collect. A few reasons why. One is that the Mint likes to play games with mintages. Another is the increase in prices over the product lifespan or time period. This also provides too much time for… Read more »

Fixed. Thank you!


You’re welcome!


Darren Lee Unser, not sure if you are interested, however I found a few “typos” or auto correct errors. “innovative or “innovations”? “Since then, the series has seen four new coins annually, each depicting different innovative.” Also, at the end of the article, under “Ordering and Mintage”. “severe” or “ “Reverse”? LOL I kind of like the way it originally reads. “The new severe proof set is available directly from the U.S. Mint via its online store for American Innovation products.” Just think of “Extreme” Proof sets! LOL Cheers and thanks Darren Lee Unser for all the articles you provide… Read more »

Dazed and Coinfused

Extreme proof sets, now made with metals sourced from Chernobyl. Coming soon, the fiji mint will make the president sets like the mint should have, featuring coins pressed from Fukushima fallout.

Stay tuned. Also coming soon will be the women of world War 2 series. Complete with glow in the dark metals from US testing grounds


You crack me up Dazed and Coinfused? Perhaps the Garbage Pail Kids or Wacky Packages could provide the COA’s???


Now you’ve got me completely off topic D & C! I envision seeing a Tyrannosaurus Rex, “Tyrannical Trump” and a Bozo the Clown, “Bozo Joe” issues. Unfortunately as stated before, no matter what side of “this fence” you may stand on or even outside the fence, we are all screwed/in big trouble IMO. Why can’t we get someone that will do as much for our country as they obviously are willing to do for their families and insider friends.

Dazed and Coinfused

More akin to cartels. They bought elections (not considered rigging). They intimidated ar the polls. They tampered with voting systems. Politicians protected them, built custom 5 star prisons for them to serve time. Then they killed a US agent. America got more involved, burned crops, raided homes. Seized assets, sanctioned corporations, embargoes. Cartel offered a sacrifice to close the case. The cartel that survived moved on to legit business, used money to plant certain representatives and gain more control and security. Cartels switched to avocados which California loves. Then the next generation came, had better ideas. Ruled by Iron fist.… Read more »


AND the women of WW11 has kind of been done already? Provident Metals brought to market the Zombucks” Series. Here is a link to final mintages of their Original Zombucks Series, “Currency of the Apocalypse” excerpt description from Provident Metals. “Original Zombucks Designs: With the release of the Zombucks Rounds, America’s greatest coin designs were reimagined as a form of currency for the post-apocalyptic world:” Link below to article covering mintages, January 7, 2016. You can see pictures of all their interesting and fun designs. I do wish I hadn’t been so hung up on US Mint and RCM products… Read more »

Dazed and Coinfused

50,000 made last year. 55,000 this year. 10% increase. Oh no… conspiracy.

But seriously, a 16 year issue? I mean the quarters were ok, then adding the territories was meh, then suddenly going to parks. Seems like a lot collect. I wonder if the mint is picking up any new clients or if it is just old school collectors that are testing new product releases.

Dazed and Coinfused

Bring on the spy museum edition. Show us all the weird stuff gubmint did that they actually admit to. Like training bats and blowing up your own base and getting more money for research. Now you know why truth is many times stranger than fiction.