2017 Native American $1 Coins in Rolls, Bags and Boxes

by Darrin Lee Unser on January 25, 2017 · 15 comments

Rolls, bags and boxes of the only golden-colored $1 coin from the United States Mint this year are now available with today’s release of the 2017 Native American dollar.

2017 Native American $1 Coin - Roll, Bag and Box

2017 Native American $1 Coins are now available in U.S. Mint rolls, bags and boxes

Offered as the ninth strike in a series that features annually changing reverses, the new coin showcases a design commemorating Sequoyah, a silversmith and creator of the Cherokee language.

Product options include circulating quality dollars in U.S. Mint-branded 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags, and 250-coin boxes from production facilities in Philadelphia and Denver.

Since the similar Presidential dollar program ended last year, the Native American $1 Coin is the only non-precious metal dollar produced by the U.S. Mint in 2017. In addition, this coin is not released into circulation. It is only available in numismatic products like these rolls, bags and boxes.

2017 Native American Dollar Coin Designs

Public Law 110-82 calls for dollar designs that celebrate contributions to the history and development of the United States by Indian tribes or individuals. This year’s design commemorates Cherokee silversmith and inventor Sequoyah. It depicts him with a quill in hand writing "Sequoyah from Cherokee Nation" in syllabary near the coin’s rim. The design was unveiled in December, winning from among 13 candidates.

2017 Native American $1 Coin, Reverse

The reverse or tails side of the 2017 Native American $1 Coin

It was created by U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program Designer Chris Costello and sculpted by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Charles L. Vickers. Reverse inscriptions read "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "$1," and "Sequoyah."

Glenna Goodacre’s "Sacagawea" design continues to grace the obverse (heads side) of each coin, as it has done since the series was introduced in 2009 and on Sacagawea dollars from 2000-2008. "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST" complete the design.

Native American $1 Coin - Obverse

Native American $1 Coin – Obverse

Edges of $1 coins

Edges of $1 Coins

Incused around the edge of each coin is the year, mint mark, and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."

25-Coin Rolls100-coin Bags and 250-Coin Boxes Pricing

Pricing for dollar products have been the same for about a half-dozen years. Here is a table listing all the product options and their prices:

PRODUCT OPTION PRICE
25-Coin Roll – P $32.95
25-Coin Roll – D $32.95
100-Coin Bag – P $111.95
100-Coin Bag – D $111.95
250-Coin Box – P $275.95
250-Coin Box – D $275.95

 

These coins are produced using the same procedures as general circulation issues, but have not actually been released into circulation. Product packaging indicates the facility of production, the face value of the contents and U.S. Mint branding.

Ordering

Rolls, bags or boxes of 2017 Native American $1 Coins can be ordered directly from the U.S. Mint using this online page. Place phone orders using 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). There are no ordering limits.

Mintage Information

The United States Mint has not yet published coin production figures for 2017 coins. Here are mintages of Native American dollars since the series started:

Mintages of 2009 – 2016 Native American $1 Coins

  Denver Mint Philadelphia Mint Total Mintages
2009 33.88 M 37.88 M 71.26 M
2010 48.72 M 32.06 M 80.78 M
2011 48.16 M 29.40 M 77.56 M
2012 3.08 M 2.80 M 5.88 M
2013 1.82 M 1.82 M 3.64 M
2014 2.80 M 3.08 M 5.88 M
2015 2.24 M 2.80 M 5.04 M
2016 2.10 M 2.80 M 4.09 M

 

Past Designs

Previous program coins showcased these themes:

  • 2009 – Three Sisters Agriculture
  • 2010 – Great Tree of Peace and the Iroquois Confederacy
  • 2011 – Great Wampanoag Nation
  • 2012 – Trade Routes
  • 2013 – Treaty with the Delawares
  • 2014 – Native Hospitality Ensured the Success of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • 2015 – Contributions of the Kahnawake Mohawk and Mohawk Akwesasne communities to "high iron" construction work
  • 2016 – Contributions of the Native American Code Talkers in World War I and World War II

Here are images of those issues:

2016 Native American $1 Dollar Coin

The design theme for the 2016 Native American dollar design commemorates Code Talkers

2015 Native American $1 Dollar Coin

The theme for the 2015 Native American dollar design commemorates Mohawk ironworkers

2014 Native American $1 Dollar Coin

The theme for the 2014 Native American dollar design commemorates native hospitality

2012 Native American $1 Dollar Coin

The theme for the 2013 Native American dollar commemorates the Delaware Treaty of 1778

2012 Native American $1 Dollar Coin

The theme for the 2012 Native American dollar design features ‘Trade Routes in the 17th Century’

2011 Native American 1 Dollar Coin

The theme for 2011 Native American dollar design depicts 'Diplomacy - Treaties with Tribal Nations'

2010 Native American $1 Coin

The theme for the 2010 Native American dollar design symbolizes 'Government -- The Great Tree of Peace'

2009 Native American $1 Coin

The theme for the 2009 Native American dollar design depicts the 'Spread of Three Sisters Agriculture'

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

David January 25, 2017 at 12:46 pm

Thanks for the update Darrin.

Richard January 25, 2017 at 12:46 pm

Wish they would do another Coin & Currency package, but so far have heard nothing on that.

Jp January 25, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Does anyone know how long this series of coins will go for?

jim January 25, 2017 at 11:15 pm

Richard –
They may very well do another C&C set but these Senior Executive Service stand-ins for real directors are exhibiting little if any management skills as far as the US Mint is concerned. With Director Moy (last actual director) we got a full year schedule with actual dates for all products at the beginning of the year. After he left we got no schedule with Peterson and then eventually he was forced to produce a full schedule. Now with Jeppson we had the fiasco last year with all those TBDs, some lasting until almost the end of the year. This year we’re getting a month-to-month update which is effectively no schedule at all. I don’t understand what’s wrong with these SES seat warmers, why they can’t manage the mint personnel and get commitments from them for the products they know they will need to produce this year. They know when the Boy’s Town coins will be released (probably March, should have been February) but they apparently have some fear of telling the public. And their manager (Secretary of the Treasury) doesn’t seem to be able to make these people do their jobs either. Sorry, I go on this rant 2-3 times a year it seems, whenever somebody brings up a question that bears directly on the management capabilities of the mint deputy directors.
But in response to your wish, they’ll let you know about a month or so before a C&C set is ready for release and they won’t say anything if not.

Seth Riesling January 26, 2017 at 1:15 am

jim –

I posted on here on another article the other day the following: On Inauguration Day Friday January 20, US Mint Principal Deputy Director Matthew Rhett Jeppson resigned his position at the US Mint. As a Democrat nominee of President Obama, he was voted on by the Congressional Banking committee but never received a vote on the floor of the Senate to be confirmed as Mint Director. It is now up to the new Trump administration to nominate a new candidate for the Director of the US Mint position that has been vacant 6 years now! Whoever Trump nominates, they will have to go through a congressional committee public hearing & Senate confirmation vote. Let’s hope Trump has a qualified numismatist in mind!

-NumisDudeTX

Bustywidow January 26, 2017 at 10:47 am

Knowing trump it will be someone who hates coins.

jim January 26, 2017 at 11:49 am

Seth –
Thanks for the update. And good riddance to Jeppson! He was an abject failure in performing his job in my opinion (as stated above).

It would be nice to have somebody interested in coins and coin collecting managing the mint but I’m at the point now where I think I’m more interested in having a director who is responsive in his job and communicates with the public (e.g. via a complete yearlong product schedule) than just sitting in his office pulling down the big salary. We’ll see if Trump the businessman will pick somebody who can do that.

Seth Riesling January 26, 2017 at 1:26 pm

jim –

David Motl (former title: Chief Administrative Officer & formerly CFO at the Mint) will fill in at the Mint with the new title of Acting Principal Deputy Director of the US Mint until Trump gets his own man or woman in the US Mint Director seat. Musical chairs again!
6 years & counting without a US Mint Director of the largest Mint in the world! Unteal.

-NumisDudeTX

Tinto January 26, 2017 at 10:18 pm

@Richard

The Coin and Currency is the only product I will be regularly buying from the Mint from now on.. (and I can’t put it past the incompetence of the Mint to drop the ball there) … and any RP or EU coin that they might produce (but not gold/platinum/palladium) just so I can build towards a complete type set.

Tinto January 26, 2017 at 10:21 pm

Seth

By not having a regular head of the Mint for so long, perhaps the inmates have gotten bold and taken over the building and dictating what they want or not want to do .. and from the number of products, less work .. but still collect full pay

jim January 27, 2017 at 10:37 am

Seth –
So now we don’t even have somebody who grew up in the Senior Executive Service – I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. At least Motl was at the mint during the Moy years to know difference between a real director and these SES seat warmers. But will he just sit by waiting to be replaced or will he actually do something?

Seth Riesling January 27, 2017 at 8:01 pm

jim –

I don’t know Mr. Motl, but like you basically noted, at least he comes from within the Mint & he did serve as Chief Financial Officer of the US Mint for a period, so my hope is he uses his insight to correct the problems he faces until someone is nominated by Trump & confirmed by the Senate. Jeppson was from the outside looking in & it didn’t work out well of course. I blame Congress for this whole mess because it is their duty to get these top positions approved at a quicker pace.

-NumisDudeTX

Chas Barber February 2, 2017 at 2:58 pm

Hope bustywidow is wrong. But, with his other cabinet picks it will be someone seeking to eliminate coins & use bankcards/electronic $…….. e.g. Selected a fox for Director of the Dept. of Chickencoop$……

Robert F Hall June 20, 2017 at 8:49 pm

Maybe he or she will be left to run it themselves!

Robert F Hall June 20, 2017 at 8:54 pm

I did for 8 years at Foodmax! I’m no longer in the grocery business, but I enjoy seeing the problems in the store I shop at. It satisfies the natural senses I have learned from hard work.

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