American Dollars Available 01-02-09
by U.S. Mint
United States Mint Accepting
Orders via Direct Ship Program
Consumers, financial institutions and businesses
can order new 2009 Native American $1 Coins
directly from the United States Mint through its
Direct Ship Program beginning at noon Eastern
Time, on January 2, 2009. The new circulating $1
coins will be available at face value on the
United States Mint secure Web site,
www.usmint.gov. Telephone orders also will be
accepted at the toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT
"By ordering through our Direct Ship Program,
businesses and consumers have the convenience
and flexibility of purchasing manageable
quantities of circulating $1 coins at face
value," said United States Mint Director Ed Moy.
Like circulating Presidential $1 Coins, the
United States Mint will offer the new
circulating Native American $1 Coins in 25-coin
rolls packaged in quantities of 10 rolls per box
with a face value of $250. The coins will not be
separated by mint mark. Customers may order a
maximum of two boxes, for a total of 500 Native
American $1 Coins. The United States Mint will
pay the shipping and handling fees on orders
delivered via standard shipping methods.
Shipping and handling fees on orders requiring
special handling (e.g., shipping upgrades) will
be billed to the customer. All sales through the
Direct Ship Program are final.
The reverse of the Native American $1 Coin will
feature a new design each year. The reverse of
the 2009-dated coin, designed and sculpted by
United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Norman E.
Nemeth, is based on an agricultural theme. The
design depicts a Native American woman planting
seeds in a field of corn, beans and squash,
representing the Three Sisters method of
planting. Inscriptions on the reverse are UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA and $1.
The obverse (heads side) of the Native American
$1 Coin, by sculptor Glenna Goodacre, will
feature the Golden Dollar's striking image of
Sacagawea, the young Shoshone woman who
accompanied Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
on their historic expedition.