Today, Feb. 13, the United States Mint released rolls and bags of the spaced-themed 2019 Native American $1 Coin.
Found on the dollar’s reverse is a one-year-only design honoring the contributions Native Americans have made to the U.S. Space Program.
Available products include 25-coin rolls ($25 face value), 100-coin bags ($100 face value) and 250-coin bags ($250 face value) with options of circulating dollars struck at the U.S. Mint facilities in Philadelphia or Denver.
2019 Native American Dollar Coin Designs
Space is a fitting theme for this year’s dollar as the U.S. Mint already released 2019 Apollo 11 Commemorative Coins celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing.
Its design depicts renowned engineer Mary Golda Ross working on aerospace calculations. Behind Ross, an Atlas-Agena rocket is seen as it might have appeared launching into space with an equation inscribed on its exhaust cloud. The design also includes the image of an astronaut, symbolic of Native American astronauts, including John Herrington, spacewalking above Ross. Stars reflecting outer space complete the design.
Reverse inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "$1." U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program designer Emily Damstra created the design and it was executed by U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Joseph Menna.
Found on the obverse (heads side) is Glenna Goodacre’s image of Sacagawea carrying her infant son, Jean Baptiste. Obverse inscriptions read "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST."
Edge inscriptions on each coin indicate the year, mint mark, and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
Roll, Bag and Box Pricing
2019 Native American $1 Coin products are available in the following six options at the pricing shown:
|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|
‘P’ indicates coins produced at the Philadelphia Mint with ‘D’ for those struck at the Denver Mint.
All of the dollars are produced to circulation quality and taken directly from the production floor.
Order 2019 Native American $1 Coins directly from the U.S. Mint by visiting its online catalog page for Native American $1 products. Phone orders are accepted by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). No mintage, product or household limits are in place.
Past Native American $1 Coins and Mintages
Previous dollars have featured the following reverse themes::
- 2009 – Three Sisters Agriculture
- 2010 – Great Tree of Peace and the Iroquois Confederacy
- 2011 – Great Wampanoag Nation
- 2012 – Trade Routes
- 2013 – Treaty with the Delawares
- 2014 – Native Hospitality Ensured the Success of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
- 2015 – Contributions of the Kahnawake Mohawk and Mohawk Akwesasne communities to "high iron" construction work
- 2016 – Contributions of the Native American Code Talkers in World War I and World War II
- 2017 – Cherokee silversmith and inventor Sequoyah
- 2018 – Sports Legend Jim Thorpe
Mintages have been trending lower with 2011 being the last year the coins were actually issued into circulation. (They are now produced solely for coin collectors.) The table below shows mintages since the series start in 2009.
|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|
|2016||2.10 M||2.80 M||4.09 M|
|2017||1.54 M||1.82 M||3.36 M|
|2018||1.40 M||1.40 M||2.80 M|
|2019*||1.40 M||1.40 M||2.80 M|
*In January of each year, the U.S. Mint tends to strike dollar coins to the expected amounts needed for the entire year. There have been instances where more are made beyond January.
About the Series
The Native American $1 Coin series was authorized by Congress under Public Law 110-82. Terms of that law require annually changing reverse designs emblematic of the contributions Native Americans have made to the history and development of the United States.