The United States Mint on Tuesday, April 23, released 2013 Native American $1 Coins in rolls, bags and boxes.
Native American dollar pricing and product offerings are set up this year in a similar fashion to the 2013 Presidential $1 Coins. There are eight offerings, all the products contain circulation quality dollars, and buyers have the choice of products from either the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia or Denver.
2013 Native American Dollar Coins in Rolls
Each individual coin roll has 25 dollar coins and goes for $32.95, the same price as last year. Special mint packaging has the coins wrapped in the Mint’s signature white paper with black edges.
Labeling shows “2013 Native American $1 Coin,” “$25,” and either a “P” or a “D” to indicate the city of origin. Also written is, “UNITED STATES MINT” and “www.usmint.gov.”
2013 Native American Dollar Coins in Bags
As the name implies, the bags contain 100 coins, and the U.S. Mint is offering each one of them for $111.95. The white tag in the upper corner of the canvas bag displays a "P" or "D" for the mint, the year, "2013," and "Native American $1 Coin."
Below the writing are the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s logo, the U.S. Mint’s logo, and "UNITED STATES MINT." Big bold letters across the canvas reads, "U.S. MINT," "DOLLARS" and "$100.00."
2013 Native American Dollar Coins in Boxes
The 250-coin boxes are $275.95 and have 10 coin rolls in them. Likewise, the 500-coin boxes are $550.95 and have 20 coin rolls neatly packed inside them.
The sturdy brown boxes are marked with a large white sticker that states, "2013 Native American $1 Coin," the letter "P" or "D" for the city, and "$250" or "$500" for the face value of the contents. "UNITED STATES MINT" and "www.usmint.gov" appear at the bottom of the sticker.
2013 Native American Dollar Coin Design
CoinNews.net reported on the dollar’s design a few months ago. This year’s strike commemorates "The Delaware Treaty (1778)," and fittingly features a turkey, howling wolf, and turtle on the reverse. Those are clan symbols of the Delaware Tribe.
Surrounding the symbols is a ring of 13 stars, to represent the original Colonies. Inscriptions include, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "$1," and "TREATY WITH THE DELAWARES 1778." The artwork was designed by Susan Gamble and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill.
On the obverse is the “Sacagawea” design by Glenda Goodacre, as seen on every golden Native American dollar since 2000. Obverse inscriptions are "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST."
Edge inscriptions show the year (2013), initial for the mint of origin (P or D), and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
According to the directions laid out by Congress in Public Law 110-82, the U.S. Mint will feature rotating annual reverses on Native American dollars that celebrate contributions of Indian tribes or individuals to the history and development of the United States. These depictions will appear in chronological order in which the recognized events occurred or the Native Americans lived.
Previous themes have been:
- 2009 Native American Dollar: Three Sisters Agriculture
- 2010 Native American Dollar: The Great Tree of Peace and the Iroquois Confederacy
- 2011 Native American Dollar: Wampanoag Treaty 1621
- 2012 Native American Dollar: Trade Routes in the 17th Century
Order & Production Details
2013 Native American $1 Coins will not enter circulation like other denominations produced at Philadelphia and Denver, but the public can order them directly from the U.S. Mint. Online, the bureau’s catalog page for the dollar coin is located here and by phone, orders can be placed at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers may order at 1-888-321-MINT (6468).
Domestic orders will be charged a $4.95 shipping and handling fee. An additional charge of $7.95 will be added per box of 500 coins for its heavy weight.
Between January and March 2013, the U.S. Mint produced 3,640,000 Native American dollars — 1.82 million from Denver and 1.82 million from Philadelphia. That is a little more than half of the total that was struck during all of 2012, which totaled 5,880,000 — 3.08 million from Denver and 2.8 million from Philadelphia. Collector demand for the $1 coins in rolls, bags and boxes will be the overriding factor deciding this year’s mintages.