2016 Native American $1 Coins in Rolls, Bags and Boxes

by Rhonda Kay on January 27, 2016 · 2 comments

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.

2016 Native American $1 Coin - Roll, Bag and Box

2016 Native American dollars are now available in U.S. Mint roll, bag and box products

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.

2016 Native American Dollar, Reverse

2016 Native American $1 Coin, the reverse or tails side design

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.

Native American $1 Coin - Obverse

Native American $1 Coin – Obverse

Edges of $1 coins

Edges of $1 Coins

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.

Mintage Information

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


Past Designs

Finally, here are images of the previous issues:

2015 Native American Dollar

The 2015 Native American dollar design celebrates the Mohawk Ironworkers

2014 Native American $1 Dollar Coin

The theme for the 2014 Native American dollar design commemorates native hospitality

2012 Native American $1 Dollar Coin

The theme for the 2013 Native American dollar commemorates the Delaware Treaty of 1778

2012 Native American $1 Dollar Coin

The theme for the 2012 Native American dollar design features ‘Trade Routes in the 17th Century’

2011 Native American 1 Dollar Coin

The theme for 2011 Native American dollar design depicts 'Diplomacy - Treaties with Tribal Nations'

2010 Native American $1 Coin

The theme for the 2010 Native American dollar design symbolizes 'Government -- The Great Tree of Peace'

2009 Native American $1 Coin

The theme for the 2009 Native American dollar design depicts the 'Spread of Three Sisters Agriculture'

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Seth Riesling January 27, 2016 at 4:21 pm

Mrs. Rhonda (Kay) Unser –

Thanks for the comprehensive update on this beautiful coin series! There are just two errors in your article. The designer of the obverse of these coins is Glenna Goodacre, not Glenda Goodacre as the article states. Also, you have the table of product options mixed up with 100-coin boxes instead of 100-coin bags & 250-coin bags instead of 250-coin boxes.
For those who collect the Sacagawea/Native American $1 coin series which started in 2000 you might be missing one coin in your collection! The U.S. Mint has design competitions once in a while (usually for the obverse design) & invites outside artists to submit designs for consideration. Upon winning, the artist is paid $5,000 (the last few times this occurred) for the winning design by the Mint. For some strange reason (some say it was a publicity stunt), the Mint paid artist/sculptor Ms. Glenna Goodacre with 5,000 of the new 2000-dated Sacagawea $1 coins struck at the Philadelphia Mint. She received the heavy shipment of coins & realized they looked different than the Philadelphia Mint coins struck for circulation that she had seen at the first strike ceremony she was invited to attend on the first day of production. She sent a specimen to the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) & their expert authenticators/graders agreed that they were struck with a special finish that PCGS calls “Goodacre Presentation Finish” coins. These 2000-P Uncirculated special finish coins are a variety that everyone who wants a truly complete set of Sacagawea $1 coins needs, but it will cost you a good amount to add one of these specimens to your collection. Ms. Goodacre sold half of the 5,000 coins to a dealer at $150 each & kept the other half so as not to saturate the marketplace all at once. She made a great business decision & deal for sure. The coins now sell in PCGS authenticated/graded slabs for around $450 graded MS-65 and about $250 for MS-64. Raw coins can be purchased for less of course, but you risk getting a counterfeit coin. Authentication from a third party coin grading service is very important for these special strikes.

Happy collecting everyone!

Whistler February 1, 2016 at 2:38 pm

Maybe like 500,000 of these sitting in the mints vault, along with 1.5 BILLION Prez$, time to cut loose mint with some lower priced deals

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