Washington, D.C. — The United States Mint today announced that 2001 dated Golden Dollars featuring Sacagawea will be available in bags of 2,000 coins and rolls of 25 coins online at www.usmint.gov beginning February 21st at Noon (Eastern Time).
The same coins struck on the main production floor at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints, and shipped to the Federal Reserve on February 1, 2001, for distribution in commerce, 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 either the Philadelphia mint mark (‘P’) or the Denver mint mark (‘D’) and there is no order limit. The Golden Dollar rolls will be shipped by Priority Mail, and the bags will be shipped by registered mail through the United States Postal Service.
Demand for the Golden Dollar continues to grow. Currently, the U. S. Mint has shipped over 1 billion Golden Dollars through all of its distribution channels. 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) design 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 can purchase 2001 dated Golden Dollars four ways: First, they can save shipping and handling charges by using the U.S. Mint’s secure web site www.USMINT.gov. Second, they can call 1–800–USA–MINT. Third, they may download an order form at the web site and fax it to (301) 344–4150. Fourth, they may download an order form at the web site and send it to U.S. Mint, Customer Care Center, Lanham, MD 20706–4331 (Attention: Order Processing). A shipping and handling fee of $3.95 per order will be added to all fax, mail and telephone orders for these products. Hearing and speech–impaired customers may order by calling (301) 344–4144 TTY. Please allow approximately 6–8 weeks for delivery.