Collectors may finally have the opportunity to purchase 2008 Sacagawea Dollars. The scheduled products listing section of the US Mint’s website now includes an entry for the coins with a release date of April 28, 2008.
The 2008 Sacagawea Dollars had previously been scheduled for release by the Mint on January 17, 2008. However, the offering was pulled before any coins were sold after the US Mint realized they did not have the legal authority to produce the coins. Legislation to allow the continued minting and issuance of the 2008 Sacagawea Dollars was finally signed into law on February 29, 2008.
No further information on the coins or release is currently available on the Mint’s website, but the offering will presumably be for the previously announced 250-coin bags and 25-coin rolls.
Based on the previous announcement, 25-coin rolls will be available from either Philadelphia or Denver Mints for $35.95 per roll. 250-coin Bags will be available from either Philadelphia or Denver for $319.95 per bag.
Notably, 2008 will be the final year for Sacagawea Dollars in their current form. Starting in 2009, Native American Dollars will be issued. These coins will feature Sacagawea on the obverse with different reverse designs each year to celebrate important figures or events from Native American history.