Today, March 19, the United States Mint started accepting orders for numismatic products with circulating-quality 2015 Native American $1 Coins.
Product choices include the newest designed dollars in 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags and 250-coin boxes from the U.S. Mint facility in Denver or Philadelphia.
2015 Native American Dollar Coin Designs
Native American $1 coins have featured annually changing reverses since 2009, making this newest release the seventh design in the series. Public Law 110-82 calls for designs that celebrate contributions of Indian tribes or individuals to the history and development of the United States.
Reverse designs on the 2015- and 2016-dated Native American $1 Coins became public in September 2014. This year’s design won among 20 candidates. It depicts a Mohawk ironworker reaching for an I-beam that’s swinging into position, with rivets on the left and right sides of the border, and a high elevation view of the city skyline in the background. Inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and $1. The reverse design is the work of Ronald D. Sanders with Phebe Hemphill sculpting.
Glenda Goodacre’s depiction of Sacagawea and her baby are common to all Native American dollars, along with inscriptions of LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST. Also shared by dollars are edge inscriptions of the year of issue, the mint of origin (P or D) and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
25-Coin Rolls, 100-coin Bags and 250-Coin Boxes
Here’s a table listing all new Native American $1 Coin product options and their prices:
|25-Coin Roll – P||$32.95|
|25-Coin Roll – D||$32.95|
|250-Coin Bag – P||$275.95|
|250-Coin Bag – D||$275.95|
|100-Coin Box – P||$111.95|
|100-Coin Box – D||$111.95|
Automated machines package the dollars so ends of rolls can show a coin’s heads or tails side and they can match — it’s all random. Product packaging shows where the coins came from (Philadelphia or Denver), the face value of the contents, and Mint-branded elements like name and logo.
Ordering $1 Rolls, Bags and Boxes
2015 Native American $1 Coins may be ordered directly from the U.S. Mint via its dollar coin page located here, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). There are no ordering limits.
Through to February, the U.S. Mint has struck 4.9 million 2015 Native American dollars with 2.1 million from Denver and 2.8 million from Philadelphia. Here’s a breakdown of mintages since the series start in 2009:
Mintages of 2009 – 2015 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||5.60 M||3.08 M||8.68 M|
|2015*||2.10 M||2.80 M||4.9 M|
*It’s possible that the U.S. Mint could produce more this year. Since 2011, dollar coins have not entered circulation and mintages have therefore plunged. Collector demand for them in rolls, bags and boxes ultimately decides a year’s final mintages.
Any special strikes know yet??
The other REV designs were so beautiful, artful, and classic in design. And now we have a construction worker on a building? My comment is NOT belittling the contribution of the Mowhawk Ironworkers – but when a year lineup of these dollars is in an album, side by side, you see some beautiful and artistic work sitting beside what looks like a snapshot of modern times. The new Kennedy dollar also is so very stupid in making him looking downward at an angle. Can we please get some non-trained person to select the artwork if this is the kind of… Read more »
Be thankful that there is “Mohawk” on the coin. Without it one could never figure out that it had anything to do with Native Americans. Otherwise you might think it was an ad for the United Construction Workers Union or the Allied Construction Trades Council. Am not so good at figuring out ethnicity or somebody’s story by looking at the back of a fellow with a hard hat on. It seems to me that the design should emblematic and to be able to stand on it’s own. It should tell the story without needing to spell out what it is.
Next we could be seeing a picture of The Hard Rock Cafe or a Casino both owned by Native Americans Tribes.
I totally agree with you all. I would have liked to see Sequoyah presenting the Cherokee Alphabet.
I agree that the Kennedy coin also has a very disappointing likeness.
A coin relating to the Mohawk Trail would have been more in-line with the series past releases.