Starting sales for products with new Native American $1 Coins were the highest since the dollar series with annually changing reverses kicked off in 2009.
Many coin collectors have given this year’s design a thumbs up, which appears to be a supporting factor behind the improved numbers. Also, a preliminary production total of 3.64 million coins is the lowest in the series, making them scarcest and adding to their appeal.
Released in rolls, boxes and bags on Tuesday, April 23, collectors by Monday, April 29, snapped up more than 1.24 million 2013 Native American $1 Coins. In unit totals, 25-coin rolls were most popular but the highest volume of coins moved in 250-coin boxes.
The following table offers a breakdown of starting unit sales by Native American $1 product since the series was introduced. As the table reflects, an exacting sales comparison is impossible since product options have changed through the years. In some cases, the number of days in the initial sales reporting period has also varied. For example, the totals for 2012 represent debut sales during a shorter stretch of time — from a Thursday to Monday.
Debut Sales for 2009 – 2013 Native American $1 Coins
|US Mint Product||2009||2010||2011||2012||2013|
|25-Coin Roll (P)||22,539||8,333||9,655||9,748||9,775|
|25-Coin Roll (D)||19,333||8,446||9,401||9,753||9,457|
|100-Coin Bags (P)||Not Issued||292||391|
|100-Coin Bags (D)||247||403|
|250-Coin Box (P)||747||1,106|
|250-Coin Box (D)||746||1,118|
|500-Coin Box (P)||120||131|
|500-Coin Box (D)||94||117|
For a perspective on how product levels can increase, here are final sales figures for the dollar coins since 2009.
Final Sales for 2009 – 2013 Native American $1 Coins
|US Mint Product||2009||2010||2011||2012|
|25-Coin Roll (P)||59,000||39,130||23,375||27,673*|
|25-Coin Roll (D)||53,732||38,879||22,926||27,121*|
|100-Coin Bags (P)||Not Issued||1,813|
|100-Coin Bags (D)||1,722|
|250-Coin Box (P)||2,558|
|250-Coin Box (D)||2,583|
|500-Coin Box (P)||473|
|500-Coin Box (D)||451|
*25-coin rolls for last year’s design remain for sale at the U.S. Mint website (www.usmint.gov).
This year’s release features a reverse that commemorates the Delaware Treaty of 1778. Prominent design elements include a turkey, howling wolf and turtle. These are clan symbols of the Delaware Tribe.
Surrounding the three creatures are 13 stars to denote the original Thirteen Colonies. Obverses of the dollars have always featured a portrait of Sacagawea and her baby.