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2022 American Innovation Dollar Images Unveiled

In preparing for their release, the United States Mint published images of the 2022 American Innovation dollars which celebrate innovations from Rhode Island, Vermont, Kentucky and Tennessee. The US Mint on Feb. 23 will release the first products containing one of the four coins — rolls and bags of Rhode Island dollars. Other Innovation $1 products will follow in the spring, summer and fall.

Images of the four 2022 American Innovation dollars — Rhode Island, Vermont, Kentucky and Tennessee

Introduced in 2018, the multi-year series of dollars offers reverse designs that honor America’s ingenuity by highlighting pioneering efforts of individuals or groups from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five US territories. (Learn more about the US Mint program.)

US Mint-published images and descriptions of the four 2022 dollars follow.

2022 Rhode Island American Innovation Dollar

Proof and Uncirculated 2022 Rhode Island American Innovation Dollar ImagesUS Mint images of the reverse (tails side) of 2022 Rhode Island American Innovation Dollars. These images show the dollar in collector finishes of proof and uncirculated.

designers: Dennis Friel, Artistic Infusion Program
Sculptor Engraver: Phebe Hemphill, Medal Artist

The Rhode Island $1 Coin 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 include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “RHODE ISLAND.”

2022 Vermont American Innovation Dollar

Proof and Uncirculated 2022 Vermont American Innovation Dollar ImagesUS Mint images of the reverse (tails side) of 2022 Vermont American Innovation Dollars. These images show the dollar in collector finishes of proof and uncirculated.

designers: Justin Kunz, Artistic Infusion Program
Sculptor Engraver: Craig Campbell, Medal Artist

The Vermont $1 Coin features a young female 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 include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “VERMONT.”

2022 Kentucky American Innovation Dollar

Proof and Uncirculated 2022 Kentucky American Innovation Dollar ImagesUS Mint images of the reverse (tails side) of 2022 Kentucky American Innovation Dollars. These images show the dollar in collector finishes of proof and uncirculated.

designers: Christina Hess, Artistic Infusion Program
Sculptor Engraver: Renata Gordon, Medal Artist

The Kentucky $1 Coin pays homage to the home of bluegrass music. This design features a banjo, an important bluegrass instrument, tilted to one side, alluding to the rhythm and movement of the music. Inscriptions include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “BLUEGRASS,” and “KENTUCKY.”

2022 Tennessee American Innovation Dollar

Proof and Uncirculated 2022 Tennessee American Innovation Dollar ImagesUS Mint images of the reverse (tails side) of 2022 Tennessee American Innovation Dollars. These images show the dollar in collector finishes of proof and uncirculated.

designers: Matt Swaim, Artistic Infusion Program
Sculptor Engraver: Joseph Menna, Chief Engrave

The Tennessee $1 Coin design depicts a Tennessee farm with newly installed power lines lining the road. Inscriptions include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY,” and “TENNESSEE.”

Common Obverse Design with Varying Privy Marks

Designed by Justin Kunz and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill, major obverse (heads side) elements are common across every $1 coin in the series regardless of their year of issue. They feature a representation of the Statue of Liberty in profile along with inscriptions “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “$1.”

2018-S Proof American Innovation $1 Coin - photo of obverseThis CoinNews photo shows the obverse (heads side) of an introductory 2018-dated American Innovation $1 Coin.

Aside from the introductory 2018 dollar, obverses also bear a privy mark of a stylized gear which represents industry and innovation. The gear’s depiction changes annually, as highlighted by the following images.

American Innovation Dollars - Privy Marks 2018-2022The obverse of the introductory 2018 American Innovation dollar has no privy mark. Since then, a privy mark of a stylized gear has appeared. Each year, the gear depiction has changed slightly. [Shown: Close-up of this year’s privy mark design and then dollars from 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.]

Incidented Edge Inscriptions

Edges of all dollar coins are incurred with their year of minting, a mint mark representing where they are produced, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”

2018-S Proof American Innovation $1 Coin - photo of edgeDollar edges include their year of minting, a mint mark, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM”

Dollars Not Released into Circulation

Dollar coins have not been issued into circulation since 2011. The US Mint manufactures them solely for numismatic products.

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