United States Mint Releases 2022 American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof Set™ on November 14

November 15, 2022

WASHINGTON–The United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2022 American Innovation $1 Coin Reverse Proof Set on November 14 at noon EST. The set is priced at $28.00 (product code 22GC).

The American Innovation® $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series featuring distinctive reverse (tails) designs that pay homage to America’s ingenuity and celebrate the pioneering efforts of individuals or groups from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. The 2022 coins celebrate and honor significant innovations from Rhode Island, Vermont, Kentucky, and Tennessee. All four coins are included in the 2022 American Innovation $1 Coin Reverse Proof Set.

These stunning reverse proof coins feature frosted backgrounds and brilliant, mirror-like finishes, creating a magnificent contrast. The four designs for 2022 were created by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designers and sculpted by United States Mint Medallic Artists.

Rhode Island – This design depicts Nathanael Herreshoff’s famous Reliance yacht at full speed in the waters surrounding Rhode Island. The design is bordered by a rope evoking the nautical scene. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “RHODE ISLAND.” AIP Designer Dennis Friel created the design, which was sculpted by Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill.

Vermont – This design features a young snowboarder in the air performing a trick called a “melon grab,” set against a mountainous winter skyline inspired by the landscape of Vermont. The aim of the design is to capture a sense of the energy and exuberance of snowboarding through movement implied by diagonal lines and curved shapes. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “VERMONT.” AIP Designer Justin Kunz created the design, which was sculpted by Medallic Artist Craig Campbell.

Kentucky – This design features a banjo, an important bluegrass instrument, tilted to one side, alluding to the rhythm and movement of the music. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “BLUEGRASS,” and “KENTUCKY.” The design was created by AIP Designer Christina Hess and sculpted by Medallic Artist Renata Gordon.

Tennessee – This design depicts a Tennessee farm with newly installed power lines lining the road celebrating rural electrification. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY,” and “TENNESSEE.” The design was created by AIP Designer Matt Swaim and sculpted by United States Mint Chief Engraver Joseph Menna.

The obverse (heads) of all American Innovation $1 coins depicts a dramatic representation of the Statue of Liberty in profile with the inscriptions “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “$1.” The design also includes a privy mark of a stylized gear, representing industry and innovation which changes with every year of the program. The inscriptions “2022,” the mint mark, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM” are incused on the edge of the coin. AIP Designer Justin Kunz created the design, which was sculpted by Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill. All coins in the set were struck at the Mint’s San Francisco facility. A certificate of authenticity is included in every set.

To purchase this set, please visit: https://catalog.usmint.gov/american-innovation-2022-1-coin-reverse-proof-set-22GC.html (product code 22GC).

The American Innovation $1 Coin Reverse Proof Sets are included in the Mint’s Product Subscription Program. Structured like a magazine subscription, this program affords customers the convenience of signing up to receive automatic shipments of products in a series. The shipments continue until the subscription is cancelled. For details, visit https://catalog.usmint.gov/shop/subscriptions. Additional products in the American Innovation $1 Coin Program are available at https://catalog.usmint.gov/coins/coin-programs/american-innovation-dollar-coins/.

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Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, the United States Mint will not accept and will not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale date of November 14, 2022, at noon EST.

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