WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for rolls of 2011 Native American $1 Coins at noon Eastern Time (ET) on March 28, 2011. The rolls, priced at $39.95 each, contain 25 circulating–quality Native American $1 Coins from either the United States Mint facility at Philadelphia or Denver. The coins are presented in distinctive packaging bearing the mintage year, the mint of origin, the dollar value of the contents and the United States Mint logo.
Orders will be accepted at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468). Domestic orders will be assessed a shipping and handling fee of $4.95.
The rolls of 2011 Native American $1 Coins are also available for purchase through the United States Mint’s Direct Ship Program in quantities of 10 rolls per box priced at $250 per box. Orders are limited to 20 boxes per household. For additional information, visit http://www.usmint.gov/catalog.
The theme for the 2011 Native American $1 Coin is “Supreme Sachem Ousamequin, Massasoit of the Great Wampanoag Nation Creates Alliance with Settlers at Plymouth Bay (1621).” The coin’s reverse (tails side) design features hands of the Supreme Sachem Ousamequin Massasoit and Governor John Carver symbolically offering the ceremonial peace pipe after the initiation of the first formal written peace alliance between the Wampanoag tribe and European settlers. Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, $1 and WAMPANOAG TREATY 1621. The reverse was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Richard Masters and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor–Engraver Joseph Menna.
The coin’s obverse (heads) design remains the familiar “Sacagawea” design by sculptor Glenna Goodacre, introduced in 2000. Inscriptions are LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST. Like the Presidential $1 Coins, the Native American $1 Coins are minted in the distinctive golden color with edge–lettering of the year, mint mark and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
Public Law 110–82–the Native American $1 Coin Act of 2008–authorizes the United States Mint to strike and issue $1 coins featuring designs that celebrate the important contributions of Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the history and development of the U.S. The first coin in the series, issued in 2009, features a reverse design of a Native American woman planting seeds in a field of corn, beans and squash. The second, issued in 2010, featured a reverse design of the Hiawatha Belt with five arrows bound together. Additional information about the Native American $1 Coin Program is available at: http://www.usmint.gov/learn/coin-and-medal-programs/native-american-dollar-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 March 28, 2011, 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.