Sales of the 2022 Native American Dollar, honoring Ely S. Parker, will go on sale in the form of bags, boxes, and rolls starting next week. Sales will begin at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific on February 9th on the Mint’s site. As the Native American Dollar is considered a circulation coin, there are no production or household limits on any of the products offered.
The 2022 Native American Dollar honors Ely S. Parker. Parker was a United States Army officer, engineer and tribal diplomat who served under Ulysses S. Grand during the Civil War.
The Mint will be offering a total of six products when sales start next week.
- 25-Coin Roll (Philadelphia) – $34.50
- 25-Coin Roll (Denver) – $34.50
- 100-Coin Bag (Philadelphia) – $117.50
- 100-Coin Bag (Denver) – $117.50
- 250-Coin Box (Philadelphia) – $289.75
- 250-Coin Box (Denver) – $289.75
As has been the case since the release of the Sacagawea (now Native American) dollar, the Obverse of the coin remains unchanged. It features Sacagawea carrying her infant son, Jean Baptiste, by sculptor Glenna Goodacre. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.” The year, mint mark, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM” are incused on the edge of the coin.
Designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Designer Paul C. Balan and sculpted by United States Mint Chief Engraver Joseph Menna, the reverse (tails) design features Parker, depicted in Army uniform, with a quill pen and book, along with a likeness of his graceful signature, as symbols of his experience as an expert communicator. The inscriptions “TONAWANDA SENECA” and “HA-SA-NO-AN-DA” recognize his tribe and the name given to him at birth. Additional inscriptions include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “$1.”