The United States Mint released today rolls, bags, and boxes of the 2020 Native American $1 Coins. The dollar features a one-year-only design themed on Elizabeth Peratrovich and Alaska’s 1945 Anti-Discrimination Law.
New products include 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags and 250-coin bags. All options contain circulating dollars struck at the U.S. Mint facilities in Philadelphia or Denver.
2020 Native American Dollar Coin Designs
A likeness of Peratrovich appears on the new dollar’s reverse, along with a symbol of the Tlingit Raven moiety, of which she was a member. Reverse inscriptions read: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ELIZABETH PERATROVICH, $1, and ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW OF 1945.
U.S. Mint Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill created and sculpted the design.
Found on the dollar’s obverse (heads) is a portrait of Sacagawea as designed by sculptor Glenna Goodacre. The same image has appeared on dollar coins since the release of the 2000 Sacagawea golden dollar. Inscriptions around Sacagawea read: LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST.
The year, mint mark, and E PLURIBUS UNUM are incused on the edge every dollar.
Native American $1 Coin Specifications
|Composition:||6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, 2% Nickel, Balance Copper|
|Diameter:||1.043 inches (26.49 mm)|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||Philadelphia – P
Denver – D
Roll, Bag and Box Pricing
2020 Native American $1 Coin products include the following options:
|25-Coin Roll – P||$34.50|
|25-Coin Roll – D||$34.50|
|100-Coin Bag – P||$117.50|
|100-Coin Bag – D||$117.50|
|250-Coin Box – P||$289.75|
|250-Coin Box – D||$289.75|
P indicates coins produced at the U.S. Mint’s facility in Philadelphia with D used for coins produced at the Denver Mint. All coins in these products are circulation quality and taken directly from the production floor.
The above prices represent an increase from previous annual issues. For reference, last year’s 25-coin rolls are $32.95, the 100-coin bags are $111.95 and the 250-coin bags are $275.95
Order 2020 Native American $1 Coins directly from the U.S. Mint by visiting its online catalog page for Native American $1 products. Orders by phone 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
Authorized by Congress under Public Law 110-82, this latest dollar continues the Native American $1 Coin Program which dates back to 2009. Previous issues focused on the following 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 – Sequoyah, inventor of the Cherokee Syllabary
- 2018 – Sports legend Jim Thorpe, a member of the Sac and Fox tribe
- 2019 – Mary Golda Ross, the first known Native American female engineer, and a space-walking astronaut symbolic of Native American astronauts
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||1.54 M||1.40 M||2.94 M|
|2020*||1.26 M||1.40 M||2.66 M|
*In January of each year, the U.S. Mint tends to strike dollar coins to the expected amounts needed for the entire year.