With less than three months of shopping left before the holiday season, the United States Mint today releases two new gifting options for the coin loving community. This includes their 2023 Mighty Minters™ Ornament and their 2023 United States Mint Holiday Ornament.
Both go on sale today beginning at Noon ET directly from the U.S. Mint. Pricing for each is $35.
Found in the center of each new ornament is one 2023 Native American $1 Coin. The dollar’s design features Maria Tallchief, 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.
These coins are are in uncirculated finish and were produced at the Philadelphia Mint.
2023 United States Mint Holiday Ornament
The 2023 United States Mint Holiday Ornament, designed with a more traditional adult-oriented style, marks the fifth annual release in the series. Each ornament is shaped like a snow globe and crafted from solid brass with an imitation rhodium finish.
Swirling blue and white flakes create a filigree lace effect, surrounded by holly and berries. The uncirculated Native American $1 Coin at the center is circled in purple, with "UNITED STATES MINT" printed at the top. "2023" is shown printed on the base of the snow globe
On the back of the ornament, an engraved version of the official United States Mint Seal is shown, along with "Made in the U.S.A." and "©2023 U.S. Mint." A certificate of authenticity is included with each purchase.
2023 Mighty Minters Ornament
For younger or potential coin enthusiasts, the U.S. Mint offers its 2023 Mighty Minters Ornament, featuring a snow globe design with the theme "Dancing for Joy.
Flanking the globe are two of the four U.S. Mint Mighty Minters characters: Layla, a peahen from West Point, New York, and Eli from Ft. Knox, Kentucky. They are depicted in dance poses, complementing the dancing theme featured on the included dollar.
The back of the ornament also displays the U.S. Mint seal.
Each ornament is made of solid brass and finished with imitation rhodium. The packaging features the ornament’s design on the front, with a description and certificate of authenticity on the back.
Previous U.S. Mint Ornaments
These collectibles are not the first ornaments to be issued by the U.S. Mint. Previous releases include:
- 2019 ornaments with Kennedy half dollars
- 2020 ornaments with Jefferson nickels
- 2021 ornaments with Washington quarters
- 2022 ornaments with 2022 Innovation $1 Coins
In addition, a series of ornaments celebrating the American Women quarter dollars has been issued, including the 2023 American Women Ornament Collection, which was released in August.
U.S. Mint ornaments are available directly from the Mint’s online store page dedicated to Collectible Ornaments.
Product limits are listed of 6,000 for the U.S. Mint ornament and 5,000 for the Mighty Minters ornament.