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First Decade 2000-2009 Native American Sacagawea Proof Dollar Collection
First Decade 2000-2009 Native American Sacagawea Proof Dollar Collection

Our Price: $69.95
Year: 2000-2009
Mint(s): San Francisco
Composition: Manganese Brass
Diameter: 26.5 mm
Mintage: Various

Product Code: 18244


The Story of the Golden Dollars

The year 2000 was the first year of issue for the Sacagawea Golden Dollar. The U.S. Mint lauched a thorough campaign in an attempt to put dollar coins in pockets across the U.S. After the Susan B Anthony dollar failure, the mint felt prepared to try again. They made a smaller, golden dollar and pulled out all the tricks this time around to persuade the public to "buy in". Wal-Mart distributed the coins at stores across the country and the Mint even gave coins away in boxes of Cheerios. But, have you seen one in circulation? Probably not. The U.S. consumer is not easily swayed; paper money is simply more convenient. This second attempt to bring back a dollar coin lasted merely two years. The U.S. Mint pulled back the coin for circulation purposes in 2002. However, the coin was popular so they decided to continue the program.

A Design Change

The Sacagawea Dollar Series changed in 2009, after nine years the U.S. Mint changed the name of the program to the "Native American – Sacagawea Series". The reverse design was altered to an image memorializing Native Americans and their contributions to our country's development. This reverse design is changed annually. Sacagawea is still featured the obverse of the coin. Special edge lettering was also added, the date, mint mark, and the inscription "E Pluribus Unum" are now on the edge of the coin.

Key Issues

The coins often forgotten are the special release proofs struck at the San Francisco Mint. These beauties are only available in US Mint Proof Sets. Due to low mintage and brilliant appearance, the S Mint is unquestionably the KEY of the series. We have put together a set of these key of issues we believe every collector should own. And we are offering it at a steal!

The Finest Quality

The #1 coin for quality is the San Francisco Mint Proof. A Proof is struck twice, giving it a razor sharp image, struck on highly polished dies .. creating a mirror like image on the coin. Proofs are not released into circulation, only released in special proof sets each year.

Miniscule Mintages

While most coins released into circulation are made in the hundreds of millions, proofs are made in significantly smaller most years the lowest struck .. period!

Pay homage to the history of our nation and the heritage of the Native American tribes of the United States!

Each coin is individually encapsulated and presented in our custom display box.

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