Earlier today, Jan. 27, the United States Mint started accepting orders for collector products containing circulating-quality 2016 Native American $1 Coins. This dollar marks the eighth overall in the series, and its reverse design commemorates the important contributions of the Code Talkers from both WWI and WWII.
Product choices include dollars in U.S. Mint-branded 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags, and 250-coin boxes from production facilities in Philadelphia and Denver.
2016 Native American Dollar Coin Designs
Since its introduction in 2009, the program of Native American $1 Coins has featured annually changing reverses. Public Law 110-82 calls for designs that celebrate contributions to the history and development of the United States by Indian tribes or individuals.
The reverse design for this year’s dollar was revealed back in September 2014, winning from among 18 candidates. Crafted by Thomas D. Rogers, Sr., it features two helmets with the inscriptions WWI and WWII, and two feathers that form a V to symbolize victory, unity, and the important role of code talkers. Additional inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and $1.
The obverse features Glenna Goodacre’s depiction of Sacagawea with her baby, which is common to all Native American dollars, along with inscriptions of LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST. Also shared by dollar coins are edge inscriptions of the year of issue, E PLURIBUS UNUM and their mint of origin — P for the Philadelphia Mint or D for the Denver Mint.
Prices of 25-Coin Rolls, 100-coin Bags and 250-Coin Boxes
Pricing for the dollar products are the same as last year. Here is a table listing all the product options with their prices:
|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|
Since automated machines package the dollars at random, the ends of the rolls will show a coin’s heads or tails side and it is possible both ends can match. 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.
Anyone can order rolls, bags or boxes of 2016 Native American $1 Coins directly from the U.S. Mint using this online page, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). There are no ordering limits.
The United States Mint has not yet published coin production figures for 2016 coins. Here are mintages of Native American dollars since the series started:
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||2.80 M||3.08 M||5.88 M|
|2015||2.24 M||2.80 M||5.04 M|
Finally, here are images of the previous issues: