WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will open sales for rolls of 2010 Native American $1 Coins at noon Eastern Time (ET) on January 22, 2010. The 25–coin rolls, priced at $35.95 each, contain circulating quality Native American $1 Coins from the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia or Denver. The coins are presented in distinctive numismatic packaging bearing the genuine United States Mint logo, the year 2010, the mint mark of origin (“P” or “D”) and the dollar value of its contents.
The United States Mint will accept orders for the rolls of 2010 Native American $1 Coins at its secure Web site, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, or at the toll–free number, 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Domestic orders will be assessed a shipping and handling fee of $4.95.
The theme for the 2010 Native American $1 Coin is “Government–the Great Tree of Peace.” The coin’s reverse (tails side) design features an image of the Hiawatha Belt with five arrows bound together, along with the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, $1, HAUDENOSAUNEE and GREAT LAW OF PEACE. “Haudenosaunee” is also known as the Iroquois Confederacy. The obverse (heads side) design continues to bear the familiar image of Sacagawea, introduced in 2000. The design includes the inscriptions LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST. Like the Presidential $1 Coins, the Native American $1 Coins display the year, mint mark and inscription E PLURIBUS UNUM on the coin’s distinctive edge.
The United States Mint is also offering rolls of 2010 Native American $1 Coins via its Direct Ship Program in quantities of 10 rolls a box priced at $250 per box. There is a limit of 20 boxes per household. For additional information, visit http://www.usmint.gov/catalog.
The Native American $1 Coin Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–82) authorizes the United States Mint to mint and issue $1 coins featuring designs celebrating the important contributions of Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the history and development of the United States.
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage. Its primary mission is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on–sale date and time of January 22, 2010, noon ET shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint’s Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.