Denver Mint Golden Dollars Featuring Sacagawea Available July 12 In Bags and Rolls at

July 11, 2000

Washington, D.C. — The United States Mint today announced that the Golden Dollar featuring Sacagawea will be struck at the Denver Mint and will be available in bags of 2,000 coins and rolls of 25 coins online at beginning July 12 at Noon (Eastern Time).

“The demand for the Golden Dollar featuring Sacagawea remains very high,” said United States Mint Director Jay W. Johnson. “Consumers and collectors continue to embrace the Golden Dollar and eagerly anticipate the arrival of the Denver ‘D’ mint mark coins.”

“We are excited about making these new coins available in bags and rolls directly to the public,” said David Pickens, Associate Director for Numismatics. “Seven million with the ‘P’ mint mark have been sold since being offered earlier this year. We expect the Denver coins to be equally in demand.”

The same coins that were shipped to the Federal Reserve at the end of May for distribution in commerce and struck on the main production floor at the Denver Mint Facility will be sold to customers in 25–coin rolls for $35.50 and in 2,000–coin bags for $2,190.00. These coins bear the Denver mint mark (‘D’) and there is a no order limit.

The Denver Golden Dollar rolls will be shipped by priority mail and the bags will be shipped by registered mail by the United States Postal Service.

The Golden Dollars featuring Sacagawea struck on our main production floor at the Philadelphia Mint Facility are still available for sale on our secure website in 2,000–coin bags for $2,190.00 and in 25–coin rolls for $35.50. These coins bear the Philadelphia mint mark (‘P’).

Demand for the Golden Dollar continues to grow. Currently, the U. S. Mint has shipped over 800 million Golden Dollars through all of its distribution channels. The Mint expects to produce the billionth Golden Dollar by the end of the summer. It took the previous dollar coin program, the Susan B. Anthony dollar, 21 years to reach a total mintage of 920 million coins.

American sculptor Glenna Goodacre designed the obverse (heads) of the Golden Dollar coin, which features the likeness of Sacagawea, the young Shoshone woman who assisted Lewis and Clark on their exploration of the Louisiana Purchase almost 200 years ago. The reverse (tails) of the coin, by U.S. Mint Sculptor/Engraver Thomas D. Rogers, Sr., features a soaring Bald Eagle and 17 stars, one for each of the states at the time of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Customers may order the Golden Dollar in bags and in rolls directly online via the U.S. Mint secure web server at and pay no additional shipping and handling charges. Customers who prefer to fax their orders may download an order form at the website and fax it to 301–344–4150, Attention: Order Processing. Customers may also order by telephone by calling 1–800–USA–MINT. Telephone and fax orders incur an additional shipping and handling fee of $3.95 per order. Please allow 6–8 weeks for delivery.


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