2017 Native American $1 Design Announced

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Today the U.S. Mint released the final design choice for the reverse of the 2017 Native American dollar. The coin will honor Cherokee scholar and statesman Sequoyah, creator of the Cherokee language.

Sequoyah (English name George Gist) was born around 1776 in a region called Tuskegee, in what is now Monroe County, Tennessee. His mother, Wut-Teh, was a Cherokee; his father, Nathaniel Gist, was a Virginia fur trader. Sequoyah was among the Cherokees who joined General Andrew Jackson to fight the British and the Creek Indians in the War of 1812. Although Sequoyah could neither read nor write English, he understood the value of a written language, and after the war he began to devise a writing system for his people.

The result was a syllabary—symbols that represent the basic syllables that are used, in various combinations, to form a language. Sequoyah worked for 12 years to distill the concepts and sounds of the spoken Cherokee language into an 85-character syllabary. When he considered it finished, in 1821, he and his daughter, Ayoka, introduced it to the Cherokee people. Within a few months, thousands of Cherokees had learned this written language, which naturally brought many new opportunities. In addition to being able to compose written messages and send letters, the Cherokees published religious works, a newspaper, legal documents, and so on. The syllabary remains in use today; in the 1970s, IBM produced a typewriter ball with the characters, and in 2010, a keyboard cover was introduced so students who matriculate in Cherokee can type in the language.

Traffic sign in Cherokee syllabary, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, shot 11 November 2007. (Wikipedia photo by Uyvsdi)

Traffic sign in Cherokee syllabary, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, shot 11 November 2007. (Wikipedia photo by Uyvsdi)

The reverse of the 2017 Native American dollar was designed by Mint Artistic Infusion Program designer Chris Costello, and sculpted by Mint sculptor-engraver Charles L. Vickers. At the left side of the central motif is the scholar and statesman Sequoyah in profile to the right, writing “Sequoyah from Cherokee Nation” in the Cherokee syllabary. The design is arranged such that his feather quill is simultaneously writing on paper, as part of the central design, and around the border of the field, as part of the legend. In the field to the right is the word Sequoyah; at lower left is the denomination, $1; and, reading clockwise from the left, UNITED STATES of AMERICA, a seven-pointed star, and Sequoyah’s written words.

The obverse of the 2017 Native American $1 Coin will continue to feature sculptor Glenna Goodacre’s familiar “Sacagawea” design, introduced in 2000. Inscriptions are LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST. The year, mintmark, and E PLURIBUS UNUM are incused on the coin’s edge.

Authorized by the Public Law 110-82, the Native American $1 Coin Program celebrates the important contributions made by Native American tribes and individual Native Americans to the history and development of the United States. The public law mandates a new reverse design each year celebrating the important contributions made by Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the development and history of the United States.

Other Mint News

In a separate press release, the Mint announced that the first-day sales figure of the Burnished American Silver Eagle coin, issued yesterday at noon, was 126,902.

In addition, the Mint’s stock of Theodore Roosevelt National Park 2016 Uncirculated 5-ounce silver coin was fully sold yesterday, and the Mint has marked it “sold out.” The Cumberland Gap 5-ounce coin may soon follow; as of 3:30 p.m. on December 2, 79 units were still available. The Shawnee National Forest issue has been sold out for some time. As of November 27, the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park 5-ounce Uncirculated coins were reported to have sold 17,807 units; although more than 100 units are still available, the total number sold—17,928—is approaching the final sales figures of its counterparts, which finished between 18,500 and 18,800.

The Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) 5-ounce Uncirculated coins go on sale December 8 at noon. The corresponding quarter-dollar three-coin sets will be available December 5. The 2016 Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set will be available December 14, and will conclude the Mint’s product offerings for the year.  ❑


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  1. Ryan says

    An interesting coin, it will be nice to see how it translates from drawing to actual metal. If many of the details hold it could be very nice, kind of like the 2015 coin with skyscrapers and a construction worker. I thought that coin was going to be terrible in person but the enhanced coin in the CC set ended up looking incredible!

  2. Erik H says

    This coin looks great!

    Now what will it take to get the coins to actually start circulating? Time to kill the $1 bill. There are plenty of dollar coins stored at the Federal Reserve, they could be circulating.

    Imagine if the Fed also started releasing all the stored up half dollars back into circulation. Lots of roll searchers like me would enjoy picking out all the free 40% & 90% silver that we haven’t found yet.

  3. Ernesto says

    In my opinion getting rid of the dollar bill would not help much. Who wants to carry a pocket or purse full of these coins. Especially since a dollar doesn’t buy as much anymore. Probably would be better to have a $5 dollar coin, get rid of the $5 bill and only make the dollar coin and dollar bill for collectors. Since collectors would be charged a premium you’re pretty much guaranteed to make money from the sales.

  4. Ryan says

    @ernesto

    That’s what everyone says but, the rest of the civilized world uses $1 and $2 coins!

  5. earthling says

    @Ryan

    Hey thanks for the link to the French Medals. I ordered a Silver one – went back after ordering to take a longer look – it said 1 left!

    Looks like I got in just in time. Not interested in the Gold one at all. At that price I can get a 100 oz bar of Silver – which I hope to get soon.

  6. Mike in NY says

    @Ryan Thanks for the French medals link. Both medals are beautiful but the gold is a bit too much given how much I have spent on coins this year. I did pick up the last silver medal. Looking forward to receiving it.

  7. Ryan says

    @mike, @earthling

    Awesome guys, I’m so glad you could grab the last few! You guys are right about the price of the gold being high but I love that design! To cover your he coat I figure I’ll just have to say no to a few mediocre coins because I buy a lot of coins (too many) and as far as bullion gold and silver I’m set with my core holdings and buy a small amount every month. Infact with the crazy market at all time highs I’ve been taking profits in my stocks so couldn’t be a better time to buy an expensive coin but IMO well worth the price!

  8. Louis Golino, Author says

    Ryan- I have the silver medal and am pleased with it. It is a restrike of an old French medal made by the French Mint that was restruck on behalf of MCM.

  9. Ryan says

    @louis

    Glad you like it, can’t wait to get mine. The thing I don’t like is that on both the gold and silver coins that are graded they didn’t pay the extra $5 for a scratch proof holder!! Can’t pay $5 extra dollars for an almost $5,000 coin??

    In regards to the national park gold coins I bought 3 full sets and each of the coins in non proof as well. I think the gold national park coin is the most underrated coin of the year

  10. Louis Golino, Author says

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Ryan. I think you will like the medal, though I agree they should have sprung for scratch-free! I bought a raw silver to save on $. The French Mint makes lots of amazing medals.

  11. RSF says

    The Native American coin series is linked to the presidential dollars in mintage terms as well. The law required the mintage of the NA coin to be at least one fourth of the total mintage of that year’s presidential dollars.
    When the bill’s author retired from the Senate, the Mint considered compliance with that provision as optional from year to year I guess.
    The discontinuance of the paper dollar is a no-brainer. That should happen. And with a couple minor metallurgical changes these coins could be made to look decent in circulation.

  12. earthling says

    Well, restrikes ?

    I got Silver and Bronze restrikes of the Libertas Americana Medal a while back. Looks like I’m a Collector of French Restrikes now. I’m so much happier buying this sort of stuff , rather than the US Mints uninspired stuff.

  13. Teach says

    Interesting story and design of this coin, I’m sure I will own one. Kind of surprised the TR puck is sold out, figured they would have more for the Christmas sales being TR and all. Glad they are done where they are.

  14. Jerry Diekmann says

    What did the silver Statue of Liberty medal sell for? It is certainly a beautiful medal, but a rather unusual anniversary year – why not five years ago?

  15. gatortreke says

    @Ryan and Louis – Thanks for the info about the French medal, it will go nicely with several other Statue of Liberty items I have. I see the mintage was very limited, just 400 pieces with numbering in the edge of the coin.

  16. Tinto says

    Looking forward to the NA $1 C&C set ..that should be the only product I buy from the Mint in 2017. Unless of course they spring a surprise and trot out a complete RP or EU (or both) set in 2017.

    I think they have Jim Thorpe for the 2018 or 2019 NA $1…

  17. Gary Not Dave says

    @Louis or whomever might know.
    I noticed the mintage for the 1/10 ounce Proof Gold Eagle is below 20k which is lowest of all 1/10 Proof Gold Eagles..2012 has a mintage of 20,740. My question is…will the 2016 sales end on Dec 31 2016. Or will the US Mint sell these into 2017?
    Thanks!

    I am looking for something else to add to my 2 burnished Silver Eagle order.

  18. ndjay says

    Gary not Dave
    Don’t forget about this
    “Precious Metal Products 16EF 2016 AM EAGLE GOLD PROOF 4-COIN SET 14620 11/27/2016 “

  19. Mark Rex says

    I know I am a couple threads behind. I am looking for some clarification on sale to the 30th anniversary Silver Eagle – both Proof and Uncirculated (W). I know the US Mint cannot produce them after 12/30/16 but are they able to sell them after that date at all? From reading various forums and blogs it appears that the law not only reads that they cannot be produced in 2017 but also can not be sold in 2017. If this is the law in black and white how would they be able to sell them in 2017? Can anything be done to stop their sales in 2017 if they attempt to do so? Has anyone contacted anyone higher up in the US Mintto inquire about this mall and subject? If so I would love to hear what they said and if not could someone please provide me the information and I will gladly inquire for us? or maybe this blog could do it for us and write a story about it. In the other forms and blogs I have read regarding the matter there have been some disagreement regarding it and I am just looking for clarification.

    Thanks guys!
    Mark Rex

    One more item I wanted to get your guys thoughts on is the half ounce gold WLH. I have the other two but I held off on purchasing this one. I eventually want to get 1 or 2 graded 70 preferable NGC to go with the ones I already have. With gold prices continuing to fall and no signs of any pick up for the next few months do you think it would be better for me to wait and see if graded 70 prices go lower? or do you think we are at the bottom as far as these go? I meant that I am kind of scared they may sell out and prices may rise. if that is the case and I keep an eye out for when they’re about ready to sell out would that be the best time to buy a 70?

  20. jayjaspersgarage on ebay says

    I enjoy the $1 coins. I have been spending them every week along with half dollars for many years. In addition I spend $2 bills every week. The opposition to $1 coins may not be thinking of the $2 bill. The $2 bill would easily replace the $1 bill if the “one” were discontinued. Vending machines already handle $2 bills and most items in a vending machine cost over a single dollar.

    I propose a three year test of eliminating the $1 bill and let the coins fall where they may. Pick up some $2 bills at your local bank. I get them at least once a month just to use as tips or for smaller purchases.

  21. cagcrisp says

    @ Gary Not Dave “noticed the mintage for the 1/10 ounce Proof Gold Eagle is below 20k which is lowest of all 1/10 Proof Gold Eagles..2012 has a mintage of 20,740”

    Correct that the Low for the 1/10 oz. Gold was 20,740 , however as ndjay pointed out that If you add in the 4 coin set the Total 1/10 oz. Gold mintage for 2016 Currently stands at 34,198…

  22. cagcrisp says

    @Mark Rex, “From reading various forums and blogs it appears that the law not only reads that they cannot be produced in 2017 but also can not be sold in 2017. If this is the law in black and white how would they be able to sell them in 2017?”

    You can go back and look on this blog One year ago and see that I have had the minority view point that the Mint never had to stop Selling 2015 ASE’s in 2016 AND that there is Nothing in the law that mandates the Mint to stop Selling 2016 ASE’s in 2017.

    Most on this blog opined that since the Mint CHOSE to quit selling 2015 ASE’s in 2016 that is was because the law mandated that. I’ve never agreed with that opinion. The Mint CHOSE to do what they did, not because they were mandated, but because they wanted to. The interpretation of the law hinges on one word “issued”. Different people have different positions on this one key word. My interpretation has always been that “issued” means produced and not Sold. Most do not agree with my opinion. All we have is the “black and white” law and that the Mint didn’t allow selling 2015 ASE’s in 2016 and now the Mint is going to continue selling the 2016 uncirculated and proof ASE in 2017. Here is the paragraph under the law that concerns the 30th Anniversary ASE’s.

    “Proof and uncirculated versions of coins issued by the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to subsection (e) of section 5112 of title 31, United States Code, during calendar year 2016 shall have a smooth edge incused with a designation that notes the 30th anniversary of the first issue of coins under such subsection.”

  23. Louis Golino, Author says

    No question about it, the Mt can sell the edge letter coins next year. Coin World has an article today on that.

    By the way, an astute reader of my column on the commems noted that I forgot to include the 3-coin NPS proof set, so forget about the NPS gold proof being a new low, though the clad unc half will be (and yes, it may not matter).

  24. Louis Golino, Author says

    and the gold unc will be a new low too unless 1800 coins are sold in Dec., which I doubt.

  25. earthling says

    It’s time to bring back the “Star” into the US Mints troubled Universe. During the first run of Coins for opening day sales, put a Star on the Coin. Anything later on , make it without a Star.

    Now sit back and watch opening day turn into a frenzied free for all.

  26. cagcrisp says

    Reaction to worldwide events has to be a concern to long term Gold bulls…

    From my point of view Sunday’s Italian vote is much more important than the Gold market reflects. The recent compliancy of worldwide events has taken its toll on Gold. The day after Brexit London PM Gold fix spiked from $, 1,262.15 to $1,315.50. London PM Gold fix on American election eve was $1,283.05. London PM Fix yesterday was $1,173.50.

    SO…Gold has moved down $142.00 since Brexit and down $109.55 since Election eve in the US. Markets in various other financial assets have moved just as much as Gold has moved on a percentage basis. As of yesterday morning the bond markets have lost $1.73 trillion since the election.

    From my point of view Sunday’s vote in Italy could be the second step in dismantling the Euro and yet Gold has been blasé to this possibility.

    This says volumes as to current dialogue concerning Gold as being a safe haven to currency risks.

    Long term Gold bulls should have concern about reality vs. perception…

  27. says

    Gold ended yesterday at $1178.10. This after it broke support of $1170, thus expected to go down to the $1150 level. Well, it bottomed at around $1160, has has since broken back above the $1170 resistance level

    I have no concerns about gold long term. Sunday’s vote in Italy will only effect short term gold prices. Imo.

    Everyday or week several market conditions arise that effects gold short term.

    If anyone can predict where gold will be 5 years from now, let me know so I can adjust my holdings accordingly.

  28. So Krates says

    Steve, I predict 5 years from now that one ounce of gold will still be worth one ounce of gold. It is the measure of all thing monetary.

  29. So Krates says

    WRT to the word “issue”.

    It would seem that there needs to be receiving party in order to complete the action of issuing e.g.:

    The boondockers issued to A.J. were the wrong size.

    The revenue agent posing as a police officer issued me a speeding ticket.

    In order to issue something, you need to issue it to someone or something. Without selling or distributing the coins, the act of issuance is not complete. It seems logical that it requires more than minting or producing to constitute “issuing”.

  30. Qui Transtulit Sustinet says

    @cagcrisp,

    OT I agree that today’s vote in Italy (and the re-vote in Austria as well) will impact the financial world more than most in the U. S. now realize.

    Europe is too important not to influence world markets once a political trend fueled by economic and social frustrations accelerates in multiple EU countries.

    Additional volatility in stocks and precious metals is a certain result…but I’m pleased I’m not a bond investor.

    On Topic…sort of…I had noticed the Paris Mint Statue of Liberty silver medal offered by MCM a fair while ago (before it was posted about on this thread) but hadn’t purchased it because of the relatively high price and having to pay Florida sales tax on the purchase. Thought it was sold out…but when I checked tonight it was available…so I paid up for what I like and bought one ungraded for $99 plus tax.

    I have purchased a few other Monnaie de Paris products recently, including the 37 MM, 22.2 gram .900 fine silver ‘Semeuse’ (Sower) Teston proof which has a mintage of 5,000 and is part of a series.

    The Paris Mint is noted for very beautiful classical designs…many think the French ‘Semeuse’ (Sower) design was the inspiration for our popular Walking Liberty half dollar (and subsequent ASE obverse), which it preceded by many years.

  31. Qui Transtulit Sustinet says

    Anyone potentially interested in the above mentioned Paris Mint ‘Sower’ design can view the recent silver and gold issues at the March 22, 2016 edition of the World Mint News Blog.

    The reverse includes a small image of Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’ as part of the design.

  32. Qui Transtulit Sustinet says

    It is notable that Oscar Roty (1846-1911) created both the original Statue of Liberty design so many posters have praised in the recent Paris Mint re-strike issue AND the Semeuse (Sower) image so often utilized in France on coins and stamps.

  33. Tyler says

    A lot of very interesting comments about gold here. After over a decade of working in the financial industry one thing is for sure, if you stay diversified as all hell you’ll be just fine. Personally with the stock markets at all time highes the market is due for a correction sooner or later. This is the strong sentiment among most I work with at my place of employment whom is a very large BD, from top to bottom. This will create value in commodities at least to some extent no? ..as well as other “alternative investments” such a Bitcoin ( which has been on a tear of late).

    I know at the age of 32 I’m one of the younger readers here on a consistent basis and technology like Bitcoin and even the payment system Venmo have absolutely blasted off of late with the 40 something year olds and below -age range. Venmo for all those not familiar is an app that allows users to pay other users (most often free of charge-which is why it’s not just another PayPal; who actually acquired Venmo ) by simply linking your CC or Bank Acct # to the app. This has made the need to hold cash considerably less relevant to those of my age range and certainly younger (not to mention Bitcoin has too and I’m seeing more and more merchants accepting it as a means of payment, from local bars and restaurants to online retail companies). Block Chain Reporting technology made famous by Bitcoin is a much faster, cost efficient way to handle transactions that I can promise you each and all Broker Dealers / Financial Corp Giants are already hard at work to see how to utilize this new tech to lower expenses. I think the rise of smart phone payment apps and “virtual currency” is going to be profound on how we pay for items moving forward. Hence this will create distaste for carrying/needing bills, and the dreaded “pocket change” that only the minority coin nerds like myself and most of you like. Side Note: I also carry 2 dollar bills on me at all times. But I am a rarity at my age. I have VERY FEW friends/acquaintances who are interested in numismatics. I’m curious of how you more experienced numismatist’s feel about how these newer more cost effecient modes of payments will play out over the next decade. Note- I do realize Bitcoin and the Venmo app are two entirely different things, but I think you get where I’m going w/this.

    Sorry that is surely somewhat sloppy writing, I have been up all night not being able to sleep but still only half awake.

  34. sharks2th says

    It looks like the mint is in the process of posting the 2017 schedule on the product schedule page. 2017 shows on the initial drop down list, but when you click on it, it currently comes up blank. They may have something posted later today. They have also added a TBD selection to the list. It seems to come and go on the drop down list so they are still fiddling with it as of this time.

  35. says

    Sequoyah was a good choice, but how about a Crazy Horse coin?

    “Your invention of the alphabet is worth more to your people than two bags full of gold in the hands of every Cherokee.” -Sam Houston

  36. RSF says

    Coin collectors have not considered ‘method of payments’ or ‘pocket change’ to be of any significance to the hobby for quite a while. Out of habit we still glance at the coins we receive, knowing the very few errors/varieties that exist in circulation, that inspection still offers a bit of hope and enjoyment to the day.

    While there are still a couple coin series that can be collected from circulation to get kids interested, we’re lucky that the internet’s unlimited availability emerged when it did to arrest coin collecting’s decline.

  37. Qui Transtulit Sustinet says

    Off Topic

    The Green, leftist candidate defeated the right wing candidate today in the Austrian election.

    Now we wait on the results from Italy…with the eventual fate of the EU and the Euro uncertain.

    A good reason to diversify investments with precious metal based coinage, not currency speculation.

    Silver Philharmonics and silver Monnaie de Paris coins will always retain value, even if denominated in obsolete Euros.

  38. Tyler says

    @RSF – I know and absolutely agree with you. Always checking change to see if I finally came across a beautiful error or an older coin that is mostly silver or copper but I have to think the banks have a strong process now to remove the coins with value above face, at least for silver coins I would imagine? Of course I know not all change makes it way through the banking systems. I was just posing the Venmo/Bitcoin discussion in regards to where you all think with their emergence that looks to only get stronger and stronger vs the physical paper and metal currencies we utilize as of today. (Venmo isn’t going to ever slow down until a better version comes along, however Bitcoin is of course not a certainty to last).

  39. Tyler says

    @RSF- also …I’m curious if you think the Internets emergence and “arrest” of coin collecting decline has truly “arrested” the decline for good..or just for maybe a decade or two? My concern is that with technology today, kids have so many distractions in video games, smartphones on and on that they may be a massive blow to collecting in 20-30yrs? As I said I’m 32 years old so I grew up right when home computers and home gaming just started..I still collected coins as a child before that tech really went maintstream however. Once tech exploded in the 90’s I dropped the hobby. I picked it back up because I’m a financial advisor/trader etc and commodity trading is what got me back in. Most of my friends have no clue what their 401k even is let alone have an interest in coin collecting. I fear with each passing year our hobby faids ? Just thinking out loud here.

  40. Buzz Killington says

    @ Tyler —

    I have been saying that for years. No one uses stamps anymore, and stamp collecting has fallen out of favor, and will never recover.

    When no one uses physical money, will coin collecting survive? It might survive, but it will less prevalent.

    Have you ever checked what rare Atari 2600 or NES carts bring on ebay? There are plenty of other things to collect.

  41. DBR says

    @ Tyler

    Thank you for your analysis about the finance and commodities trading industries. I’m amazed at the technology that has emerged since I was a child in the 1970’s. You should have seen how life and banking was before ATM’s!!! And banking hours were very limited to Mon-Fri.

    What floored me was the banking apps which I love. Particularly the ability to deposit checks via mobile smartphones. Awesome timesaver.

    I don’t carry much cash or change on me because I’ve been mugged 3 times in my life. Twice at gunpoint. I’ve lost my watch during every shakedown. I can laugh about it now.

    I use my debit card for most transactions. The ease and anonymity of cash transactions is nice. But governments seem to want to tighten oversight of money so that all transactions are appropriately taxed and recorded. Governments LOVE money as you all well know.

    I see ebbs and flows in the interest in certain hobbies, coins included but there will ALWAYS be collectors: I think there is a genetic predisposition in some people to collect. Collecting is immensely pleasurable and satisfying and rewarding for those who collect.

    Why on earth would I start collecting rocks as a child with no encouragement from my parents or siblings or friends?

    I collect books and coins now. There is a thrill in the act of acquiring and assembling a collection. Wonderful pastimes for the leisure classes always, and even for those who work and work and work, collecting is a hobby and passion.

    For me, marketing a hobby is about making sure the youth and all others have to the opportunity to discover the joy associated with a hobby or collecting. That discovery has to occur otherwise one will never know.

    Collecting money is inherently cost prohibitive to those who need to spend all of the money they earn. Coin and currency collecting requires disposable income. I would venture to say with no supporting evidence that the coin hobby has suffered since 2008: not for well-established, affluent numismatists but for the potential young would-be novice collectors.

    I’m not real educated about the topic and technologies you mention or how industries are moving to reduce costs in transactions, so I just offered some musings.

  42. cagcrisp says

    Gold follow up from the Italian referendum…

    Gold is following the same trejectory as it did after Brexit and the US elections. Initially Up then Down. When you look at Gold pricing today note that Gold Actually hit $1,188.00 shortly after the futures market opened on Sunday afternoon.

    SO…Gold is Currently $1,164.00 down $24.00 from Sunday afternoon. Gold has in the past been a viable option to currency risk, now it Appears the USD is getting all the play.

    Until/If/When the USD looses favor vs. other worldwide currency’s, Absent anything catastrophic, Gold will continue to be out of favor.

    Don’t fight the tape…

  43. So Krates says

    DBR says, “I don’t carry much cash or change on me because I’ve been mugged 3 times in my life. Twice at gunpoint. I’ve lost my watch during every shakedown.”

    That sucks. Just curious as to how different people alter their behavior after violent encounters. For instance, I personally never wear jewelry. I don’t like to carry change because it jangles around and the weight starts to add up without any extra benefit. Like lots of men, I dump my coins in a jar (actually 4 jars) every night. I don’t think I’d be that worried about an assailant making off with my pocket change though :-0

    So after being mugged three times…

    Do you still wear a watch?

    Do you carry a gun or some other effective mugging deterrent?

  44. Dustyroads says

    Wow DBR, that’s tragic. You wouldn’t happen to live on earthlings street in Detroit would you? I’ve never been in that situation. However, I don’t cross the US, Mexican border because streets all too often become war zones and the advice I get about traveling to Mexico City is to ALWAYS have cash, that way you will be allowed to live when mugged. Maybe you should consider someplace quieter.

  45. cagcrisp says

    Hey Mint ,

    It’s not too late to still offer a Nice wooden display box for the three centennial coins. Just come out with a press release Today and say sometime in the middle of January the Mint will be “issuing” a Nice wooden display box for the centennial coins.

    No sense in having a summit IF you don’t listen to your customers. Do a sort of the customers that bought the centennial coins and you will see that those that bought the dime are the same customer that bought the quarter and the half.

    There is a Demand for a Nice wooden display box for all three.

    Just say Yes…

  46. gatortreke says

    @cagcrisp: That is a splendid idea re: the Mint sending a 3 coin display box for those who purchased all three coins from the Mint. Canada has done this with several of their sets, it’s a nice bonus for some of their coins sold with a hefty premium (yes, probably all of their coins).

  47. Mike the Greek says

    Wow what a great idea! Well even if it’s not free, making it available for a reasonable price would be a fabulous idea.

    MINT? HINT!

    I’m changing my handle to Mike the Greek so you know the different Mikes. My dad is Greek.

  48. earthling says

    I’m on the road today. Leaving the big pile better known as DeToilet in the rearview mirror. Sommerset, PA reststop is where I’m at now. Somewhere to the north is the site of that plane crash into the field , on 911. One of these days I’ll take a detour up there but not today , it’s too rainy and dreary.

    Soon I’ll be into the Allegheny Tunnel and then off the PA Turnpike at Breezewood. Past the Antietam Battlefield and off to DC. Over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and home to Delaware.

    I got two weeks out of Dumptroit! The possibilities are endless – D.C….. NYC….. Philly… or just R &R?

    Well got to get back on the Turnpike. I always love the drive on the PA Turnpike. They really need to put out a Coin…….

    😃

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