WASHINGTON — At 12:00 noon on April 28, 2008, collectors can begin purchasing 2008–dated Golden Dollar coins bearing the image of Sacagawea. The coins, available in bags and rolls, are of circulating quality and were struck on the main production floors at the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver.
Each roll of Sacagawea Golden Dollars contains 25 coins wrapped in distinctive packaging and priced at $35.95. The canvas bags, priced at $319.95, contain 250 coins. Both options bear either the “P” or the “D” mint mark denoting the mint of origin.
The obverse image of the Sacagawea Golden Dollar, designed by sculptor Glenna Goodacre, honors the young Shoshone woman who assisted Lewis and Clark in their exploration of the Pacific Northwest more than 200 years ago. The reverse of the coin, designed by former United States Mint Sculptor–Engraver Thomas D. Rogers, Sr., features a soaring bald eagle and 17 stars representing each of the states at the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
The United States Mint will accept orders for 2008–dated Sacagawea Golden Dollar coin options at its secure Web site, www.usmint.gov, or at the toll–free number, 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468). Domestic orders include a $4.95 fee per order for shipping and handling.