WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will offer numismatic sales of the new Native American $1 Coin at noon Eastern Time on January 15, 2009. The 25-coin rolls of Native American $1 Coins, offered at $35.95, contain circulating quality coins produced by the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver. The coins are presented in distinctive numismatic packaging bearing the genuine United States Mint logo, mintage year, mint of origin and the dollar value of the contents.
Beginning in 2009, the reverse (tails side) design of the Native American $1 Coin will rotate each year. The design of the 2009-dated coin-based on the agricultural theme-depicts a Native American woman planting seeds in a field of corn, beans and squash, symbolizing the "Three Sisters" method of planting. Inscriptions on the reverse are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and $1.
The obverse (heads side) design features Glenna Goodacre's image of Sacagawea, first introduced in 2000. The design includes the inscriptions LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST.
Like the Presidential $1 Coins, the Native American $1 Coins display the year, mint mark and the inscription E PLURIBUS UNUM on the coin's distinctive edge.
The United States Mint will accept orders for the rolls of Native American $1 Coins at its secure Web site, www.usmint.gov. Telephone orders also will be accepted at the toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Domestic orders will be assessed a shipping and handling fee of $4.95. Please allow approximately one to two weeks for delivery of in-stock products.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, any order placed prior to the official on-sale date and time (January 15, 2009, Noon ET) shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.
Press inquiries: Michael White (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information: (800) USA MINT (872-6468)