Today, May 14, 2012 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of 100-coin bags of 2012 Native American Dollars. This will simply represent a different ordering option, as circulating quality coins in 25-coin rolls, 250-coin boxes, and 500-coin boxes previously went on sale April 26, 2012.
The reverse design for this year’s Native American Dollar features a Native American and horse in profile. There are three small horses running in the background, intended to represent the historical spread of the horse. This reverse was designed by Thomas Cleveland and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill. The series has featured a different reverse design each year since 2009.
The obverse features the portrait of Sacagawea and child designed by Glenna Goodacre.
The 100 coins are packaged in a United States Mint canvas bag, which has been sewn shut. The bag indicates the face value of the contents, while a tag indicates the year and mint mark. Bags are available from either the Philadelphia or Denver Mint.
The bags are priced at $111.95 each, plus applicable shipping and handling.
As of the latest sales report, the United States Mint has sold 1,217,975 of the 2012 Native American Dollars through the existing offerings. This is lagging sales of the Chester Arthur Presidential Dollars, which have now sold 7,088,500 coins across the various product options.
2012 Native American Dollar Sales
2012 Chester Arthur Presidential Dollar Sales