In continued celebration of the important contributions made by Native Americans to the history and development of the United States, the U.S. Mint today at noon EST will offer rolls, bags, and boxes of circulating quality 2022 Native American $1 Coins.
This year’s dollar design features a likeness of Ely S. Parker. Parker was a noted U.S. Army officer, engineer, and tribal diplomat. Among his important contributions to the history of the United States, Parker served as military secretary to General Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War. While in this position at the surrender at Appomattox, Parker rendered formal surrender documents in his own hand.
2022 Native American Dollar Coin Designs
A likeness of Ely S. Parker in full military uniform appears on the reverse (tails side) of the 2022 Native American dollar. Parker is shown in a seated position with a quill pen and book, along with a recreation of his signature. The design was selected from among 17 candidates.
Also included in the design are the inscriptions "TONAWANDA SENECA" and "HA-SA-NO-AN-DA," recognizing Parker’s tribe and the name given to him at birth.
The reverse image was created by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Designer Paul C. Balan and sculpted by United States Mint Chief Engraver Joseph Menna. Additional inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "$1."
As for all dollars in this multi-year series, obverses (heads side) show Sacagawea carrying her infant son, Jean Baptiste. The image is the work of sculptor Glenna Goodacre. Inscriptions read "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST."
The year, mint mark, and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" are incused on the edge of the coin.
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
Prices for the Rolls, Bags and Boxes
2022 Ely S. Parker Native American $1 Coins are available in the following options at the price points shown:
|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|
These are the same prices as last year’s Native American dollar in rolls, bags and boxes. ‘P’ indicates the coins were struck at the Philadelphia Mint with a ‘D’ indicative of production at the Denver Mint.
2022 Native American $1 Coins are available from the U.S. Mint by visiting its online catalog page for Native American dollars. No mintage, product or household limits are in place.
Past Native American $1 Coins and Mintages
Authorized under Public Law 110-82, previous dollars 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
- 2020 – Elizabeth Peratrovich and Alaska’s 1945 Anti-Discrimination Law
- 2021 – Military Service
Initially, this series was produced for general circulation, However, since 2012, dollar coins have only been struck for sale in numismatic products such as these rolls, bags and boxes. This significant reduction in mintage can be seen in the table below:
|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|
|2021||1.26 M||1.26 M||2.52 M|
The U.S. Mint has yet to publish coin production figures for 2022.