2013 Native American $1 Coin Debut Sales Strongest in Series

2013 Native American Dollar Coins in Rolls
Unit sales were highest for rolls of new 2013 Native American $1 Coin

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
Debut Total 1,046,800 419,475 476,400 1,021,675 1,240,200


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
Final Total 2,818,300 1,950,225 1,157,525 3,470,600*


*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.

2013 Native American $1 Coin - Reverse
Reverse of the 2013 Native American $1 Coin

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.

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