Rolls, bags and boxes of the newest dollar from the United States Mint become available today at noon EST with the debut of the 2023 Native American $1 Coin. A part of a multi-year series, the dollar recognizes the important contributions made by Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the development of the United States.
This year’s release features a reverse (tails side) design of Maria Tallchief, who was an Osage Nation Native American ballerina, and four other dancers. Tallchief is considered to be America’s first prima ballerina and noted for her lasting legacy in the art.
2023 Native American Dollar Coin Designs
Maria Tallchief is front and center of the design, locked in a graceful ballet pose. Behind, and to each side of Tallchief, four more dancers appear. They represent Tallchief’s younger sister Marjorie Tallchief, Yvonne Chouteau, Rosella Hightower, and Moscelyne Larkin. Together, the group was known as the "Five Moons," which is also signified by the lunar motif of the image.
Inscriptions around the design include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "MARIA TALLCHIEF," "$1," and "AMERICAN INDIANS IN BALLET."
All obverses (heads side) in the coin series share a likeness of Sacagawea carrying her infant son, Jean-Baptiste. Sculptor Glenna Goodacre is responsible for the image.
"LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST" are inscribed above and to the left of Sacagawea, respectively.
Edge inscriptions on each coin include the year, the mint mark, and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
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
2023 Maria Tallchief Native American $1 Coins are available in 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags and 250-coin boxes at the price points of:
|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|
Coins with a mint mark of ‘P’ are produced at the Philadelphia Mint while those with a ‘D’ are struck at the Denver Mint.
The pricing represents no change from last year’s coin.
Native American dollars are available from the U.S. Mint by visiting their online catalog of Native American $1 products.
An initial household order limit of 10 per roll, bag and box has been established.
Past Native American $1 Coins and Mintages
The U.S. Mint’s Native American $1 Coin Program has featured the following themes since its introduction in 2009:
- 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
- 2022 – Ely S. Parker
The coins were were originally minted for general circulation in addition to numismatic products. However, since 2012, they have been struck solely for numismatic purposes. The table below shows mintages for the program by year.
Native American Dollar Coin Mintages
|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|
|2022||.98 M||.98 M||1.96 M|
|2023||1.12 M||1.12 M||2.24 M|
To date, U.S. Mint figures for last year’s Ely S. Parker Native American dollar have sales at 13,921 Philadelphia rolls, 13,890 Denver rolls, 1,622 Philadelphia bags, 1,609 Denver bags, 1,698 Philadelphia boxes and 1,699 Denver boxes sold.