25 January 2023
The United States Mint recently announced the designs for the 2023 American Innovation $1 coin, with Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana, and Mississippi to be featured.
The coin series started in 2018 and honours innovation and innovators by issuing $1 coins for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories.
The Ohio $1 coin 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.
The Louisiana design features a Higgins Boat as it would have been deployed during the Second World War, with its innovative landing ramp open against a beach.
The Indiana design features a series of vehicles that showcase Indiana innovations from yesterday and today; whilst the Mississippi coin shows a pair of human lungs in the background, while a surgical assistant passes forceps to the surgeon during the first lung transplant surgery.
The obverse (tails) design of each of the coins features the Statue of Liberty in profile with the inscriptions ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’ and the denomination of ‘$1’.