Category Archives: Native Americans on Coins

United States Mint Announces Prices for Mayflower 400th Anniversary Coins

The United States Mint is setting prices for the Mayflower 400th Anniversary collector coin products in accordance with the table below: Prices for the Mayflower 400th Anniversary Gold Coins may be found on the 2020 Pricing of Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, Platinum, and Palladium Products Grid here. The pricing grid can vary weekly dependent upon […]

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US Mint, Royal Mint Collaborate on Mayflower Anniversary Coins, Medals

The United States Mint and The Royal Mint (United Kingdom) have collaborated to create two limited-edition sets marking the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage. The story of Mayflower is one that connects multiple communities, cultures, and countries. This transatlantic voyage brought 102 Pilgrims and migrants from Europe across the Atlantic and established a new […]

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The Indian Head Gold Coins That Caused a Panic Over Germs

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The Indian Head Quarter Eagle and Half Eagle were struck from 1908 through 1929 as continuations of two gold denominations that trace back to the 1790s. The Indian Head gold coins of $2.50 and $5 face values, designed by noted Boston artist Bela Lyon Pratt, are beautiful on the […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Recognizes 150th Anniversary of Northwest Territories Among New Collector Coins

True to its commitment to celebrating Canada’s history, cultures, and values, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a collector coin in honor of the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Northwest Territories. Designed by Inuvialuk artist Myrna Pokiak, this piece of history is also a tribute to the various Indigenous cultures that have shaped […]

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Keys to Collecting the Buffalo Nickel and Other Nickels

By Bullion Shark LLC …… The five-cent coin was born in the aftermath of the Civil War when copper, silver and gold coinage had been hoarded. After the war there was growing need for circulating coinage not made of a metal that would be hoarded, and nickel fit that bill. But these coins were not […]

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Glenna Goodacre, Designer of Sacagawea Dollar Coin: In Memoriam

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On Monday, April 13, noted American sculptor Glenna Goodacre passed away of natural causes at her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was 80 years old. Goodacre is best known to coin collectors as the designer of the obverse of the Sacagawea/Native American golden dollar coin, which made its […]

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2020 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin on Sale April 9

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2020 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin (product code 20EL) on April 9 at noon EDT. First issued in 2006, the American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin was the first 24-karat gold proof coin ever struck by the Mint and is the collector […]

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2020 Native American $1 Coin Products on Sale Feb. 12

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for product options containing the 2020 Native American $1 Coin on February 12 at noon EST. The theme of the coin is Elizabeth Peratrovich and Alaska’s Anti-Discrimination Law. The reverse design features a portrait of Elizabeth Peratrovich, whose advocacy was considered a deciding factor in the passage […]

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Looking Back on the Sacagawea Dollar 20 Years Later

By Adrian Chacon and Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… Where have the last two decades years gone? It’s hard to believe that, 20 years ago, the United States Mint was releasing the long-awaited Sacagawea dollar. Hailed by the U.S. Mint and many in the numismatic world as a pioneering coin, the Sacagawea dollar was long-anticipated […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Silver Coin Honors Métis Leader Louis Riel

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled a fine silver Special Edition Proof Dollar marking the 175th anniversary of the birth of Louis Riel. In addition to featuring an evocative portrait of the founder of Manitoba, this is the first coin produced by the Mint to be engraved with Michif, the official language of the Métis […]

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United States Mint Unveils 2020 Native American $1 Coin Reverse Design

On Saturday, October 5, United States Mint Chief Administrative Officer Patrick Hernandez unveiled the reverse design for the 2020 Native American $1 Coin during the Alaska Native Brothers and Alaska Native Sisters Convention at Alaska Pacific University. The theme of the 2020 Native American $1 Coin design is Elizabeth Peratrovich and Alaska’s Anti-Discrimination Law. The […]

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United States Mint to Release Special Set Feat. Native American $1 Coin & $1 Note July 24

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2019 Native American $1 Coin & Currency Set (product code 19NR) on July 24 at noon EDT. This unique set pairs one enhanced uncirculated 2019 Native American $1 Coin produced by the United States Mint at Philadelphia and one $1 Series 2017 note produced by the […]

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A Man, a Plan, a Coin: The Classic Oregon Trail Commemorative Half Dollar

By Blanchard & Company …… For many, the Oregon Trail evokes thoughts of untouched terrain, the untamed wild, and new beginnings. The reality was much different. Many lost their lives traveling the 2,170 miles spanning the distance of Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon. It is estimated that 20,000 people lie in unmarked graves. The […]

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The Golden Dollar: Story of the Sacagaweas

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. The dollar coin has never circulated well in America. Even designs that are loved by collectors today, such as the Morgan dollar, struggled to find their way out of contemporaneous storage vaults as consumers simply didn’t want them. The Susan B. Anthony dollar was supposed to fix this problem […]

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United States Mint Opens 2019 Native American $1 Coin Sales February 13

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for products containing the 2019 Native American $1 Coin on February 13 at noon EST. The coin celebrates the accomplishments of Native Americans in the Space Program. Available options and their prices are below. The 2019 Native American $1 Coin reverse design depicts renowned engineer Mary Golda […]

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United States Mint Unveils 2019 Native American $1 Coin Reverse Design

The United States Mint officially unveiled the reverse design for the 2019 Native American $1 Coin in the 2018 winter issue of the National Museum of the American Indian’s eponymous quarterly magazine. The 2019 coin design celebrates American Indians in the Space Program. The reverse design depicts renowned engineer Mary Golda Ross writing calculations. Behind […]

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United States Mint 2018 American Buffalo 1oz Gold Proof Coin on Sale May 10

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2018  One Ounce American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin (product code 18EL) on May 10 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The Mint introduced the One Ounce American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin in 2006. It is the first 24-karat gold proof coin ever struck by the Mint […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for March 2, 2018: Elon Musk Cryptoking? Gold Underfoot…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for March 2, 2018 Current Events 1.) New Jim Thorpe one-dollar coins selling out fast The people of Jim Thorpe were lining up to get the newest coin from the US Mint. The Jim Thorpe Neighborhood Bank has already sold out of a 3,000-coin shipment it received […]

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Jim Thorpe Dollar: 2018 Native American $1 Coin Products on Sale Feb. 15 From U.S. Mint

Sales will open for United States Mint product options featuring the 2018 Native American $1 Coin on February 15 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Since 2009, this $1 coin has displayed an annually-changing reverse design that recognizes the important contributions made by Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the history and development of the […]

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United States Mint – February Product Release Slate Analyzed

By CoinWeek …. In 2018, the Mint is trying something different. At last year’s forum, representatives of the United States Mint revealed a far more complete 2018 product rollout schedule than they had provided in the past. They did so in order to help dealers and collectors make more informed purchasing decisions and better allocate […]

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Annual Classics Return as Royal Canadian Mint Launches 1st Numismatic Catalog of 2018

A new year signals the return of collector coins which have long been the foundation of the Royal Canadian Mint’s numismatic program. These include perennial favorites such as the Proof Silver Dollar and Fine Silver Proof Set, $100 and $200 gold coins, as well as the Classic Canadian Uncirculated Set. All of these new collectibles […]

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U.S. Mint Releases 2018 Native American $1 Coin Reverse Design

The United States Mint officially announced the reverse design of the 2018 Native American $1 Coin. The coin’s theme pays homage to sports legend Jim Thorpe. The 2018 reverse design depicts Jim Thorpe, with the foreground elements highlighting his football and Olympic achievements. Inscriptions are “JIM THORPE,” “WA-THO-HUK” (Thorpe’s Sac and Fox tribe name), “UNITED […]

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U.S. Mint Reveals New Coin Product Release Schedule for Spring 2018

By CoinWeek News Staff …. At the United States Mint Forum, held at Mint headquarters in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, October 17, Numismatic Program Manager Ann Bailey delivered a presentation on next year’s upcoming numismatic product releases, at the end of which she promised that the first quarter schedule would appear on the Mint’s website […]

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CCAC Recommends Designs for Apollo 11, Native American $1, Congressional Gold Medals

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. At yesterday’s marathon meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), design candidate portfolios for several programs were reviewed and discussed, with committee recommendations to the Secretary of the Treasury ultimately being made. The meeting’s agenda included designs for the 2019 and 2020 Native American $1 coins, the Filipino […]

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Candidate Designs Revealed for Upcoming Commemorative Coins, Gold Medals

By CoinWeek News Staff …. The United States Mint recently revealed design candidates for a number of coin and medal programs, including the 2019 and 2020 Native American $1 coins, the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary commemorative coin program, and the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and Filipino Veterans of World War 2 Congressional Gold […]

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Modern US Coins – CCAC to Discuss Apollo 11 Commem, Filipino Veterans Medal Designs June 21

A possible 2018 American Liberty 24-karat gold fractional coin also on the meeting’s agenda Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for June 21, 2017. Date: June 21, 2017. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. EST Location: Second Floor […]

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U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Coin Set on Sale May 17

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set® (product code 17RJ) on May 17 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This year’s set consists of 20 coins—one folder of 10 coins from the Philadelphia Mint and one folder of 10 coins from the Denver Mint. Coins in […]

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Modern US Coins – Coinage of the Obama Era

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… It’s still unclear how history will ultimately remember the presidency of Barack Obama, who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 through 2017. But coin collectors can already honor the historic, two-term former commander-in-chief in their own ways. Over the course of the eight years […]

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First 2017 ATB Quarter, Platinum Eagle Bullion Coin Among Upcoming U.S. Mint Products

By CoinWeek News Staff …. The United States Mint recently added several new products to their online schedule for the month of February. First up are rolls and bags for the 2017 Effigy Mounds National Monument America the Beautiful quarter. These Mint products–representing the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints–will be available for order on […]

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U.S. Mint to Release 2017 Native American $1 Coin Products Jan. 25

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for product options containing 2017 Native American $1 Coins beginning on January 25 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The 2017 coin honors Sequoyah of the Cherokee Nation, creator of the Cherokee syllabary, or writing system. The reverse (tails) design features a profiled likeness of Sequoyah writing “Sequoyah […]

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Design Recommendations Considered for 2019-20 Native American $1 Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC)for the reverse of the 2019 and 2020 Native American $1 coins. Glenna Goodacre’s portrayal of Shoshone maiden and guide Sacagawea, a vital member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore the interior of what is now the continental United States all the […]

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U.S. Mint Releases 2017 Native American $1 Coin Reverse Design

On December 1, the United States Mint released the design that will appear on the reverse of the Native American $1 Coin next year. The coin will honor Sequoyah of the Cherokee Nation, creator of the Cherokee language. Designed by Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Chris Costello and sculpted by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Charles L. […]

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Modern Coins: A Lifetime of Change to Our Change

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek …..   Look at the change in your pocket or purse. You’ll notice the coins in circulation look a lot different today than, say, in the mid-1990s. As recently as 1998, the array of current-production circulating coins included the Lincoln Memorial cent, the Jefferson nickel with traditional side-profile obverse bust, […]

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New Royal Canadian Mint Coins Feature Innovative Celebrations of Nature

Glow-in-the-dark vision of a West Coast deep sea reef and Mint’s first maple leaf-shaped gold coin are among the latest offering of numismatic treasures As the Royal Canadian Mint continues to explore innovative ways to showcase Canada on its finely-crafted coins, it is launching an otherworldly 2 oz. glow-in-the-dark silver coin revealing our hidden seascapes, […]

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No Order Limits for American $1 Coin, Currency Set as Year Ends

By CoinWeek News Staff…. As of December 1, the United States Mint has removed household order limits for the remaining 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Sets in its inventory. A limit of five per household had been in place previously since the coin and currency set was first released on August 24. According to […]

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Design Candidates for Upcoming Native American $1 Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has released candidate designs for the 2017 and 2018 Native American $1 coins. The designs will be reviewed and discussed at the CCAC’s upcoming public meeting, which takes place on Wednesday, October 7, from 10:30am until 4:15pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), and Thursday, October 8, […]

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2015 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set Available May 14

The 2015 United States Mint Silver Proof Set (product code SW2) will be available for purchase starting on May 14 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set is priced at $53.95 and contains the following 14 coins from the United States Mint at San Francisco: Four Presidential $1 Coins honoring Harry S. Truman, Dwight […]

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U.S. Mint to Open Sales for 2015 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin April 9

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2015 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin (product code PM6) starting April 9 at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The bureau has priced the coin based on its pricing strategy for numismatic products containing precious metals. Current pricing information is available at catalog.usmint.gov. Orders will be accepted […]

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