2023 Louisiana American Innovation Dollar Coin - P or D Mint
- Composed of 88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, and 2% Nickel.
- Released 04/10/23 (Sixth release in the series and the second dated release in the series for 2023).
- The obverse features the Statue of Liberty, as well as inscriptions, $1 and IN GOD WE TRUST.
- The reverse (tails) design depicts a Higgins Boat as it would have been deployed during World War II with its innovative landing ramp open against a beach. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES of AMERICA,” “THE HIGGINS BOAT,” and “LOUISIANA.”
- Lettered edge design featuring the year, mint mark, and motto E PLURIBUS UNUM.
- Sovereign coin backed by the United States government with a face value of $1.
- The American Innovation Dollar Coin Series replaced the Presidential Dollar Coin Program and will issue 56 issues total, one for each state and U.S. territory and one for the District of Columbia.
- Each dollar coin will be in uncirculated condition.
Select either 'P' - Philadelphia Mint or 'D' - Denver Mint from the drop-down options menu located above. Singles will ship in 2x2 plastic coin holders. Roll quantities of 25 or more will ship in plastic dollar tubes.
The American Innovation Dollar Coin Series replaced the Presidential Dollar Coin Program and will run through 2032 allowing for one issue from each state. After all the states have been issued, coins recognizing the District of Columbia and each U.S. Territory will be issued.
The American Innovation $1 Coin representing Louisiana recognizes the invention of the Higgins Boat. The Landing Craft, Vehicle and Personnel (LCVP), or Higgins Boat, is credited with helping the Allies win World War II.
In 1938, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps began testing a boat designed by Andrew Jackson Higgins of Higgins Industries in New Orleans, Louisiana. Higgins took inspiration from boats designed to navigate Louisiana marshes and swamps. The Higgins Boat was flat-bottomed with a ramp at the front. It was constructed partly of plywood to save money and steel. With the ability to maneuver in only 10 inches of water, the Higgins Boat allowed for military personnel, equipment, and small vehicles to easily unload onto an open beach through the landing ramp.
Higgins Industries made more than 23,000 LCVPs in New Orleans during World War II.