The United States Mint will officially introduce the 2009 Native American $1 Coin on Saturday and issue 25-coin rolls of them Thursday, Jan. 15, according to a Mint media advisory and web site product pages.
2009 is the first year for the new coins, which bear the familiar Sacagawea obverse or heads side design introduced in 2000 and a new reverse design depicting a Native American woman planting seeds in a field of corn, beans and squash (representing the Three Sisters method of planting).
The Native American $1 Coin Act mandates a different design every year as well as an equal mintage with each yearly Presidential $1 coin.
The Mint unveiled the 2009 Native American designs during Native American Heritage Day in November, added them to its Direct Ship Program on Jan. 2, and will sale 25-coin rolls on Thursday with either the Philadelphia "P" or Denver "D" mintmark.
Prices and order details for Native American $1 Coin rolls
The Mint’s promotional product pages tells buyers that the $1 rolls may be used daily or kept for collections.
The Native American $1 Coin can be used in daily transactions. However, because these coins have never been circulated, they also make a great addition to your private collection or a wonderful gift for someone special.
Beginning Thursday, Jan. 15, at noon (ET), rolls of the $1 coins may be ordered from the Mint’s online store at:
The Mint accepts telephone orders via their toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).
Mint to introduce coins at Open National Museum of the American Indian Multicultural Festival
On Saturday, Jan. 17, at 10:15 a.m. (ET), US Mint Director Moy will introduce the 2009 Native American $1 Coin. The public is invited to the launch, which will occur during the opening ceremonies of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) festival entitled "Out of Many: A Multicultural Festival of Music, Dance and Story."
Address of event:
National Museum of the American Indian,
4th Street and Independence Avenue, SW,
Washington, D.C. 20013
Children 18 years old and younger will receive a free dollar coin at the event while others may exchange cash for coins from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (ET).