Other Sacagawea Dollar Collectibles
and Related Items

 

 

Terra Cotta
An early study by designer Glenna Goodacre of Sacagawea "in the
round". These 7 ¼" diameter Terra Cotta pieces are higher
relief than the coin design. Sculpted in 1998 and cast in 1999,
each is signed and numbered on the reverse.
Limited edition of 2,000.

Glenna Goodacre signature on #530 of 2,000 Terra Cotta
GLENNA GOODACRE'S SIGNATURE ON THE
REVERSE OF A TERRA COTTA PIECE.
THIS ONE IS #530 OF 2000.


Here is a framed golden dollar coin with a certificate of authenticity
signed by Glenna Goodacre. These were created and sold by
Glenna Goodacre Ltd. The frame is 7.75" high by 5.5" wide.

The text reads:

"In a rare gesture in the history of American coinage, The United States Mint invited sculptor Glenna Goodacre to sculpt her design for the obverse of the Sacagawea golden dollar. After months of perfecting the original bas-relief, Glenna completed the design and the Mint began striking coins. The first dollars were released in the Spring of 2000 and this coin is one of those early dollars in uncirculated mint condition."
Glenna Goodacre
Certificate of Authenticity


Photo Courtesy of John Hagensieker



A STUNNING SIGNATURE OF DESIGNER
GLENNA GOODACRE SIGNED WITH A
GOLD INK PEN AGAINST A BLACK BACKGROUND
Photo Courtesy Of John Hagensieker
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OBVERSE SIDE OF "PAYMENT" DOLLAR SIGNED BY
OBVERSE DESIGNER GLENNA GOODACRE
AND MODEL RANDY'L HE-DOW TETON
Photo Courtesy Of John Hoppe


REVERSE SIDE OF "PAYMENT" DOLLAR SIGNED
BY REVERSE DESIGNER THOMAS D. ROGERS Sr.
Photo Courtesy Of John Hoppe

The collecting of "autographed" coins has become very popular. This collecting sensation was actually started with the Goodacre Presentation Dollars. Many collectors had the holders signed by Glenna Goodacre - designer of the Sacagawea Dollar obverse and recipient of the "Presentation" Dollars (above left photo). Some have carried the signing of the "Presentation" Dollars even further by adding the signatures of Thomas D. Rogers Sr. and/or Randy'L He-dow Teton, the reverse designer and obverse model respectively (above middle and right photos). The collecting of "Autographed Coins" has been extended, resulting in the Sacagawea Dollar Signature Set™, signatures related to the 50 State Quarters program, Bicentennial coins, and the Susan B. Anthony Dollar. The collecting of numismatic related autographs is sure to continue on into other series.


The ICG Sacagawea Signature Set ™

In late summer of 2001, Independent Coin Grading Company (ICG) created the Sacagawea Dollar Signature Set™. The sets consist of a Sacagawea Dollar of each year and mint placed into an ICG holder along with the signature of Randy'L Teton, model for the Sacagawea Dollar, and Tom Rogers, designer of the Sacagawea Dollar reverse. Each year set is made up of six coins. Two each with a P, D, and S mint mark. Three of the coins are signed by Ms. Teton and three are signed by Mr. Rogers. There were also some prototypes made. See next section.

Each year set has a limited edition of 10,000 and is numbered "1 of 10,000", "2 of 10,000", and so on, ending at "10,000 of 10,000". The sets were created for the years 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003.


ICG Sacagawea Signature Set ™ Prototypes


2002-P ICG Sacagawea Signature Set ™
"Artist Prototype"


Common Slab Reverse


2002-D ICG Sacagawea Signature Set ™
"Artist Prototype"

Here is a 2002-P and 2002-D ICG Sacagawea Signature Set ™ "Artist Prototype". These are signed by Tom Rogers, designer of the Sacagawea Dollar reverse. Little is known about them. According to the label, "30 total Prototype Sets were prduced each year.

These proof Sacagawea Dollars would be a great addition
to any collection. Dated each year from 2000 through 2008,
these
PCGS holdered coins feature a label signed by
Philip N. Diehl, the 35th Director of the U. S. Mint.
This collectible was continued with the Native American
dollars dated 2009 - 2016. You can see them
HERE.



A COUPLE OF RELATED DVD'S


Sacagawea - Face of the
New Millennium

with Randy'L Hedow Teton

 

Sacajawea, Lewis & Clark and
the Sacajawea Dollar Coin

with Kenneth Thomasma


DVD titled "SACAGAWEA - FACE OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM"
with RANDY'L H. TETON produced by
CoinVideo.com

 


DVD titled "SACAJAWEA, LEWIS & CLARK
and the SACAJAWEA DOLLAR COIN
"
with KENNETH THOMASMA produced by
CoinVideo.com


Not a coin, but here is something that belongs in every small dollar collection. It is a DVD that was very nicely produced by
CoinVideo.com of Randy'L Teton during a Numismatic Theatre Lecture Presentation sponsored by the American Numismatic Association in 2001. On the DVD, Ms. Teton shares her personal experiences of the coin's development and how she came to be the model for Sacagawea. Ms. Teton also gives a fascinating intimate history of the young Sacagawea, from her capture by a hostile Indian tribe to her travels with Lewis and Clark, as well as the mystery of her later days. On this DVD you will hear what Ms. Teton says is the correct pronunciation of "Sacagawea", in addition to finding out what Native Americans think of Sacagawea today. You will also learn of Sacagawea's second child (a daughter), and of Ms. Teton's agreement to autograph the ICG Sacagawea Signature Set™.
















 
Here is another DVD produced by
CoinVideo.com of a 2006 Numismatic Theatre Lecture Presentation sponsored by the American Numismatic Association. On this DVD Ken Thomasma, author of the book, "The Truth about Sacajawea", presents a spellbinding program about the teenage Shoshoni Indian mother who served with the Lewis & Clark Expedition to the Pacific Ocean.

Mr. Thomasma's unique story telling abilities will hold your interest as you learn about:

  • life for an Indian woman in the late 1700's
  • the Shoshoni Indian girl Sacajawea who was captured by another Indian tribe and sold into slavery in 1800
  • US President Thomas Jefferson and his vision for America that resulted in the Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon of France
  • choice of Meriwether Lewis to lead an expedition to explore the new territory
  • how William Clark was chosen as co-captain and how the other members of the team were selected
  • the departure from St. Louis and what was involved in preparations
  • the French trapper Charbonneau who joined the expedition with his wife/slave Sacajawea
  • respect Sacajawea earned for her courage and help she gave on the journey
  • the incredible ordeal of the journey and eventual return to St. Louis
  • what happened to Sacajawea and some of the other travelers after their return
  • story of the selection of a woman to be on the new golden dollar coin struck in 2000 and how the final choice was Sacajawea



ICG Sacagawea Dollar Prototype




Here is a 2000-D Sacagawea $1 in a
ICG Prototype
slab. This prototype slab was made to show what
the new dollar coin would like in a ICG holder.


Here is a 2000-D Sacagawea Dollar from the Millennium Coinage and Currency Set in an ICG holder with an insert that has been signed by Randy'L Hedow Teton (Obverse Model) and Tom Rogers (Reverse Designer).


 


Photo Courtesy Of John Baumgart

Glenna Goodacre signed this
2000-P Sacagawea Dollar with
her signature initials right
on the coin.

Here is a slab created by
Accugrade® with an uncirculated
2000-D Sacagawea Dollar that is
"autographed" with the initials of
obverse designer Glenna Goodacre.
Her initials also appear in the design
of the coin on the obverse near the
rim at the 6:30 position.

This slab was created by Accugrade®
in conjunction with the Georgia
Numismatic Association for their
April 2001 convention that was
held in Dalton, Georgia. These
slabs were then signed for
convention goers by Sacagawea
Dollar obverse model Randy'L
HeDow Teton.

A nice item created for subscribers
of "Native Peoples Magazine"
autographed by Randy'L
He-Dow Teton.


 

Glenna Goodacre Signed First Day Cover

 


U.S. MINT FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED BY
OBVERSE DESIGNER GLENNA GOODACRE


MS. GOODACRE SIGNING THE FIRST DAY COVERS
(Photo courtesy of David & Mary Colleen Campbell)


CLOSE-UP OF GLENNA GOODACRE'S SIGNATURE

Here is a highly collectable Sacagawea Dollar First Day of Issue Commemorative Coin Cover that has been signed by obverse designer Glenna Goodacre. Thirty-eight of these covers were donated by David and Mary Colleen Campbell to the New Mexico Nurses Association (NMNA) to be used as a fundraising project. Mrs. Campbell is a board member of the NMNA. The Campbell's asked Ms. Goodacre to sign the covers for this purpose. Each of the covers come with a Certificate of Authenticity attesting to the fact that it was signed on August 17, 2001 by Glenna Goodacre for the purpose of raising funds for the NMNA. The COA is signed by the three witnesses that were present during the signing. Others exist but are not accompanied by the NMNA COA.

 


 

Thomas D. Rogers Sr. Signed First Day Cover

 


THE BACK OF A U.S. MINT FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED BY
REVERSE DESIGNER THOMAS D. ROGERS SR.


CLOSE-UP OF TOM ROGERS' SIGNATURE

 


 



Here is a proof 2003-S waffled Sacagawea Dollar in a
cardboard 2x2 that has been autographed by Randy'L
Hedow Teton. Waffled coins are coins that, for whatever
reason, the mint determined were unfit for release to the
public. Before selling the metal as scrap, the rejected
coins were run through a cancelling machine that put a
distinctive "waffled" pattern on them. Less than a dozen
were signed by Ms. Teton at a special Indian event held
in the Midwest in October 2005.

 

 


 

 

 
 


1995 Federal Reserve Note signed by Glenna Goodacre.

 

 


Numismatic autographs have become so popular, that you can find just about anything numismatically related with an autograph on it. Here is a mint bag of 2000-P Sacagawea Dollars with obverse model Randy'L HeDow Teton's signature on it, dated 4/01.


2000-P MINT BAG OF SACAGAWEA DOLLARS
SIGNED BY RANDY'L HEDOW TETON


CLOSE-UP OF SIGNATURE



Like I said, you can find just about anything with an autograph on it.
Here are two rolls of Sacagawea Dollars, one signed
by obverse model Randy'L HeDow Teton, and the other signed by
reverse designer Thomas D. Rogers, Jr.



(Photos courtesy of David Campbell)


2000-P SACAGAWEA DOLLAR
COUNTERSTAMPED "RL"


CLOSE-UP OF "RL"
COUNTERSTAMP

Ron Landis Signed Gallery Mint
Museum "One Concept" Dollar

Here is a "One Concept" Dollar struck by the Gallery Mint
Museum signed by Ron Landis. Ron's contribution to
what eventually became the Sacagawea Golden Dollar is
documented on
The Gallery Mint's "One Concept" Dollars page.

While not an autographed signature, this 2000-P Sacagawea Dollar is
personalized with Ron Landis's signature "RL" counterstamp.
The counterstamp on this coin is quite fitting since Mr. Landis
was instrumental in the eventual creation of the golden dollar.
Twenty-two of these counterstamps were created on 2/24/01 for
Verne Walrafen, self proclaimed Gallery Mint Nut.
Photos courtesy of Cliff Bolling.

 


Daniel Carr Presidential Parody Dollar

   

Daniel Carr, whose reverse design was one of the seven finalist for the Sacagawea Dollar, has created a parody dollar depicting himself as the 45th President of the United States, 2017-2021. While not dollar related per se, this fun token easily fits into a small dollar collection due to it's connection to the Sacagawea Dollar and the Presidential Dollar series. Read more about Daniel Carr's dollar prototype designs HERE.

 



The above holder for a set of Daniel Carr's Bessie Coleman prototypes was conceived and created by Justin R. DiNardo of New York in the Fall of 2008. Mr. DiNardo explains, "I created this set for fun and because I feel Daniel Carr's coins deserve a nice display so the coins can be shown, not put in a box or book. My intent is to provide a beautiful display worthy of these high quality coins and get them into the hands of collectors". The prototypes are of the design Mr. Carr entered in the competition held in 1998 for the new golden dollar. Before Sacagawea was chosen to be the subject of the obverse, this Bessie Coleman design was considered and was pictured in Associated Press newspaper articles across the country. Out of the 123 submitted, the reverse design was one of the seven finalist for the reverse of the Sacagawea Dollar.

These custom made, high quality holders were designed specifically for Daniel Carr’s “Golden” Dollar prototypes. The holders were laser carved out of three 4” x 5” Crystal Clear Acrylic slabs, are 3/8” deep, and provide an air-tight enclosure to protect the coins. They are bound in each corner with brass binding posts which have rivet-like heads on obverse and slotted heads on the reverse. Each set contains one of each of the three designs Daniel Carr submitted to the Design Competition, with their respected descriptions on the Certificate of Authenticity (COA). The COA was created by Mr. DiNardo with input from Daniel Carr. The reverse of each COA is hand signed by Daniel Carr. The set has a limited edition of 100. Each one is individually numbered "Set # 1 of 100", "Set # 2 of 100", etc., concluding with "Set # 100 of 100".

UPDATE: From Justin DiNardo (March 2012) - "I had hoped to make 100 of these sets in total, but couldn't acquire enough coins before they sold out. I made 20 sets total, with each one individually numbered Set # of 100. The last set is #21 because the COA for set #5 was ruined after they had been signed and was unusable, therefore the COA was destroyed and will not be reproduced. Set #1 I kept for myself. Set #2 was given to Mr. Carr. Set #'s 3 thru 21, sans #5, were sold to collectors."


 

Here's a copy of the "United States Dollar Coin Act of 1997"
which lead to the striking of the Sacagawea Dollar. It has been
signed by Representative Mike Castle of Delaware who
introduced the bill into Congress..



AUTOGRAPH OF PHILIP N. DIEL
35th DIRECTOR OF THE UNITED STATES MINT
JUNE 1994 - MARCH 2000

Director of the United States Mint during the creation
of the Sacagawea Dollar.




COMMEMORATIVE CARD SIGNED BY DIRECTOR OF THE MINT
EDMUND MOY OVER A RUBBER STAMPED TREASURY SEAL.


 

The twelve extant 22-karat gold Sacagawea Dollars were
put on public display for the first time at the ANA's
World's Fair of Money® on August 10-12, 2007 in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mint Director Edmund Moy was
on hand the first day to autograph these commemorative
cards made to mark the historic event. The 6 1/8" x 6 1/4"
cards were available at the United States Mint booth
throughout the coin show.




COMMEMORATIVE CARD SIGNED BY DIRECTOR OF THE MINT
EDMUND MOY WITHOUT THE RUBBER STAMPED TREASURY SEAL.
(Photo courtesy of
John Hagensieker)

 



THE REVERSE SIDE OF THE COMMEMORATIVE CARD SHOWING
ALL TWELVE OF THE GOLD 2000-W SACAGAWEA DOLLARS.

(Photo courtesy of John Hagensieker)


This "autographed" slab was created by PCGS. It contains a 2001-S proof Sacagawea Dollar with the insert signed by the 36th U.S. Mint Director Jay W. Johnson. Mr. Johnson was the Mint Director from May 2000 - August 2001. To my knowledge there is no connection between Mr. Johnson and the development of the Sacagawea Dollar other than he was the Mint Director in the year that the 2001 proof dollars were struck. These "autographed" slabs have a limited edition of 5,000 pieces. However, the contract to make these has expired and less than 1,500 were ever made.

On November 17, 2004, coin dealer John Hoppe reported that he had sold 208 2001-S Sacagawea PCGS PR69 DCAM (Jay Johnson Signature Series) pieces to a buyer who was going to break them out of the holders to fill an order.


 

 

The 2000-P "Reverse of 1999" / "Cheerios"
Dollar / Pattern Sacagawea Dollar

These pieces were listed for the first time in the 60th Edition (2007)
of A Guide Book of United States Coins (aka
"The Redbook").
Pictured is page 220 of that edition signed by Tom DeLorey and
Pat Braddick, the two principals in the discovery of this variety.

 

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