The US Mint has now officially announced the availability and pricing of the 2008 Sacagawea Dollar Bags and Rolls. Coins will go on sale April 28, 2008 at 12:00 Noon ET. I had a previous post when the availability date was first known here.
The ordering options and pricing are as anticipated. The Sacagawea Dollars will be available in 25 coin rolls in official US Mint wrappers or 250 coin mint-sewn bags.
The 25-coin rolls are available from either Philadelphia or Denver Mints for $35.95 per roll. 250-coin Bags are available from either Philadelphia or Denver for $319.95 per bag.
You can view the Mint’s product pages for the coins at the following locations:
In my opinion, this offering definitely is worth a look. The 2008 Sacagawea Dollars are not being struck for circulation so the rolls and bags from the US Mint will be the only way to obtain them. This will keep the mintage of the coins low.
(Note: 2008 Sacagawea Dollars will be contained in the annual mint and proof sets, but these will be different versions of the coin. Mint sets will contain a version with a satin finish. Proof sets will contain the proof version.)
Other factors may also come into play to keep initial interest in the coins low, which will result in lower mintages.
First, there was an initial delay for the offering that may have damped collector interest. The 2008 Sacagawea Dollars were first announced and scheduled for release in January, but were pulled when the Mint realized that they did not have the legal authority to produce and sell the coins.
Second, collectors may overlook this offering as it seems to be getting overshadowed by the Presidential Dollar series and the impending Native American Dollar series.