The Sacagawea Dollar
Facts & Figures, What Makes Up A Set, Anomalies, and More
For The Years 2000 through 2008

 

The Design

The obverse of the golden dollar depicts Sacagawea in
three-quarterprofile. On her back, Sacagawea carries
Jean Baptiste, her infant son. Sacagawea gave birth to
Jean Baptiste early in the Lewis and Clark expedition.

The reverse of the golden dollar has a soaring
American bald eagle, encircled by 17 stars - one
for each state in the union at the time of the
1804 Lewis and Clark expedition.


Facts and Figures:

Obverse Design Sacagawea and infant son Pompey
Reverse Design Eagle in flight
Mintage years 2000-2008
Mints Philadelphia (P), Denver (D), San Francisco (S), West Point (W) ; Mint mark located under the date on the obverse.
Composition Manganese Brass Clad
Outer Layers: 77% Cu, 4% Ni, 7% Mn, 12% Zn

Inner Core: 100% Pure Copper
Overall Composition: 88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc,
3.5% Manganese, 2% Nickel
Edge Plain
Weight 8.1 grams
Diameter 26.5mm (1.043")
Thickness 2.00mm
Obverse Designer Glenna Goodacre Initials "GG" located on obverse below infant near the rim
Reverse Designer Thomas D. Rogers Initials "TDR" located on reverse below eagle's tail feathers

COMMENTS: Production of the Sacagawea Dollar began with First Strike Ceremonies in Philadelphia on November 18, 1999. Although the coins were not readily available until January 30, 2000, the official release date was January 1, 2000. Denver Mint production began on February 25, 2000. At least one 2000-P Sacagawea Dollar found its way into commercial channels early and was encapsulated by ICG on December 21, 1999.


Mintage Figures &
What Makes Up A Set of Sacagawea Dollars

Below are the mintage figures for all Sacagawea Dollars struck by the United States Mint. What coins exactly make up a "complete" set is ALWAYS up to the individual collector. Some may collect one of every year and from every mint struck. Others will add major varieties, while some want every die variety known for the series no matter how minor. Some may simply collect just one of each year minted, yet others, such as myself, collect anything and everything related to the particular coin. The coins in the list below marked with an asterisk (*) are considered part of a conventional set of Sacagawea Dollars.

Year/
Mintmark

Type

Mintage Total

Comments

*2000-P

Unc.

767,140,000

 

*2000-D

Unc.

518,916,000

 

*2000-S

Proof

4,047,993

3,082,572 pieces issued in the 10-piece "clad" proof set.
965,421 pieces issued in the 10 piece "silver" proof set.

2000-W

Proof

- 39 Struck -
- 12 Extant -

Thirty-nine struck on gold planchets, twenty-seven subsequently destroyed by the Mint. Remaining twelve carried aboard Space Shuttle in July 1999. More information here.

*2001-P

Unc.

62,468,000

 

*2001-D

Unc.

70,939,500

 

*2001-S

Proof

3,184,606

2,294,909 pieces issued in the 10-piece "clad" proof set.
889,697 pieces issued in the 10 piece "silver" proof set.

*2002-P

Unc.

3,865,610

Not released for circulation. All coins struck were sold for a premium to the public in Mint Sets, bags, and rolls. ($35.50/roll of 25; $2,190.00/bag of 2,000 )

*2002-D

Unc.

3,732,000

Not released for circulation. All coins struck were sold for a premium to the public in Mint Sets, bags, and rolls. ($35.50/roll of 25; $2,190.00/bag of 2,000 )

*2002-S

Proof

3,211,995

2,319,766 pieces issued in the 10-piece "clad" proof set.
892,229 pieces issued in the 10 piece "silver" proof set.

*2003-P

Unc.

3,080,000

Not released for circulation. All coins struck were sold for a premium to the public in Mint Sets, bags, and rolls. ($35.50/roll of 25; $2,190.00/bag of 2,000 )

*2003-D

Unc.

3,080,000

Not released for circulation. All coins struck were sold for a premium to the public in Mint Sets, bags, and rolls. ($35.50/roll of 25; $2,190.00/bag of 2,000 )

*2003-S

Proof

3,298,439

2,172,684 pieces issued in the 10-piece "clad" proof set.
1,125,755 pieces issued in the 10 piece "silver" proof set.

*2004-P

Unc.

2,660,000

Not released for circulation. All coins struck were sold for a premium to the public in Mint Sets, bags, and rolls. ($35.50/roll of 25; $2,490.00/bag of 2,000 )

*2004-D

Unc.

2,660,000

Not released for circulation. All coins struck were sold for a premium to the public in Mint Sets, bags, and rolls. ($35.50/roll of 25; $2,490.00/bag of 2,000 )

*2004-S

Proof

2,992,069

1,804,396 pieces issued in the 11-piece "clad" proof set.
1,187,673 pieces issued in the 11-piece "silver" proof set.

*2005-P

Unc.

2,520,000

Not released for circulation. All coins struck were sold for a premium to the public in Mint Sets, bags, and rolls. ($35.50/roll of 25; $347.00/bag of 250 )

*2005-P

Satin
Finish

1,160,000

Available only in Mint Sets

*2005-D

Unc.

2,520,000

Not released for circulation. All coins struck were sold for a premium to the public in Mint Sets, bags, and rolls. ($35.50/roll of 25; $347.00/bag of 250 )

*2005-D

Satin
Finish

1,160,000

Available only in Mint Sets

*2005-S

Proof

3,273,000

2,275,000 pieces issued in the 11-piece "clad" proof set.
998,000 pieces issued in the 11-piece "silver" proof set.

*2006-P

Unc.

4,900,000

Not released for circulation. All coins struck were sold for a premium to the public in Mint Sets, bags, and rolls. ($35.50/roll of 25; $347.00/bag of 250 )

*2006-P

Satin
Finish

847,361

Available only in Mint Sets

*2006-D

Unc.

 2,800,000

Not released for circulation. All coins struck were sold for a premium to the public in Mint Sets, bags, and rolls. ($35.50/roll of 25; $347.00/bag of 250 )

*2006-D

Satin
Finish

847,361

Available only in Mint Sets

*2006-S

Proof

3,054,436

 

*2007-P

Unc.

3,640,000

Production of 2007 Sacagawea Dollars began in Philadelphia on February 19th.

*2007-P

Satin
Finish

N/A

Available only in Mint Sets

*2007-D

Unc.

3,920,000

Production of 2007 Sacagawea Dollars began in Denver on February 12th.

*2007-D

Satin
Finish

N/A

Available only in Mint Sets

*2007-S

Proof

2,062,793

 

*2008-P

Unc.

1,820,000

Not released for circulation. All coins struck were sold for a premium to the public in Mint Sets, bags, and rolls. ($35.95/roll of 25; $319.95/bag of 250 )

*2008-P

Satin
Finish

N/A

Available only in Mint Sets

*2008-D

Unc.

1,820,000

Not released for circulation. All coins struck were sold for a premium to the public in Mint Sets, bags, and rolls. ($35.95/roll of 25; $319.95/bag of 250 )

*2008-D

Satin
Finish

N/A

Available only in Mint Sets

*2008-S

Proof

1,998,108

 

>>>> For 2009 and later issues see the Native American Dollars section. <<<<


Here Are Some Other Coins/Items That Could Be Added
To A Sacagawea Dollar Collection

Year/
Mintmark

Type

Mintage Total

Comments

2000-P

Unc.

Mintage unknown.
Up to
5,500
available in
Cheerios
packaging.

"Reverse of 1999" Pattern formerly known as "The Cheerios Dollar". Even though these were released in Cheerios cereal boxes in January 2000, it was not discovered until February 2005 that these are actually an early Sacagawea Dollar pattern.

2000-P

Unc.

Estimated
< 600

VIP Strikes. Sacagawea Dollars struck at the Philadelphia Mint first strike ceremonies on 11/18/99 and later presented to those in attendance.

2000-P

Unc.

200,000

Sacagawea Dollar First Day of Issue Commemorative Coin Cover issued by the U. S. Mint.

2000-P

Unc.

38

Sacagawea Dollar First Day of Issue Commemorative Coin Cover signed by obverse designer Glenna Goodacre for The New Mexico Nurses Association. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Others may exist without certificate.

2000-P

Unc.

5,000

Goodacre "Presentation" Dollars. All were ICG Certified & numbered. Some have been crossed over to other grading services.

2000-P

Unc.

Estimate: < 10

Experimental Rinse Sacagawea Dollars Presently the rarest of the plethora of varieties in the Sacagawea Dollar series.

2000-D

Unc.

120

VIP Strikes. Sacagawea Dollars struck at the Denver Mint first strike ceremonies on 2/25/00 presented to those in attendance.

2000-D

Unc.

Estimate: 600

Denver Mint Employee Appreciation Sacagawea Dollar Given to Denver Mint employees for meeting 1999 production goals.

2000-D

Unc.

< 75,000

Burnished Dollars issued in the "Millennium Coin & Currency Sets" These sets were limited to 75,000 sets. Most, but not all of the dollars in these sets were burnished.

2000-D

Unc.

Estimate: < 20

NON-Burnished Dollars issued in the "Millennium Coin & Currency Sets"

2001-P

Unc.

Unknown

Experimental Rinse Sacagawea Dollars. Sacagawea Dollars that have been treated with an experimental rinse by the U.S. Mint to prevent spots. For additional information on these pieces visit Byers Numismatic Corp.

2000-2003
PDS

Unc.
and
Proof

Limited
Edition
10,000

The Sacagawea Dollar Signature Set™. One Sacagawea Dollar of each date and mint mark placed in an ICG holder along with the signature of Randy 'L Teton and Tom Rogers, model and reverse designer respectively of the Sacagawea Dollar. Limited edition of 10,000 of each year and mint mark.

Possibly
Entire
Series

Unc.
and
Proof

Unknown,
but
Unlimited

Sacagawea Dollar Autographed Collectibles

Entire
Series

N/A

N/A

Error Coins. Error coins have become very popular over the past few years and are a GREAT addition to any set of coins. Some types of errors that are available with a little searching are off centers, clips, blanks, broadstrikes, etc. Error coins create a fun challenge and add tremendous interest to ANY collection.

2000-P

Unc.

N/A

This Lucite« Ball Paperweight displays a 2000-P Golden Dollar Coin. The ball is 3 inches in diameter and sits on a separate black base which measures 2x2x╝ inch. The shape and material of the paperweight magnify the Golden Dollar embedded inside. Sold exclusively by the U. S. Mint for $29.95.


Anomalies

Virtually every series of coins has pieces that could be included with the set, but generally aren't because they are too far out on the fringe, too rare to be considered a part of the set, or maybe not even released to the general public. Here are several of those pieces.



2000-P SACAGAWEA DOLLAR/QUARTER DOLLAR MULE
(PHOTO COURTESY OF
FRED WEINBERG)

2000-P Sacagawea Dollar/Quarter Dollar Mules: What was previously thought to be an impossible error in U.S. coinage, proved to be possible in May 2000. Frank Wallis of Arkansas was looking through a roll of Sacagawea Dollars when he found what is refered to as a "mule". A mule is defined as a coin that is struck with a pair of dies that weren't intended to be paired together. What Mr. Wallis found was a coin with a Quarter Dollar obverse and a Sacagawea Dollar reverse. It was struck on a golden dollar planchet. Although mules are found on coinage throughout the world, this is the first time one has been found on a U.S. coin. So far, ten Sacagawea Dollar/Quarter Dollar mules have been found and authenticated. To read more about the ten known, confirmed pieces, click on "Error News" on Fred Weinberg's Home Page.

Chocolate Sacagawea Dollars: Now here's something that's out on the fringe. However, due to their inclusion in the First Strike Ceremonies, they are included here. At the Sacagawea Dollar first strike ceremonies on November 18, 1999, small mesh bags with five chocolate Sacagawea Dollars were handed out. These chocolate dollars were wrapped in gold colored foil.


JSG Boggs Sacagawea Dollars: "Boggs Bills" are collected around the world. Now J.S.G. Boggs has moved into the coin arena. Renowned paper money artist J.S.G. Boggs has created his version of the Sacagawea Dollar. Molded in orange plastic, his set consist of 6 "coins". Each "coin" features a different date/mint mark combination. "1984 CH", "FUN 1999 B", "FUN 2000 J", "2000 M21", "FUN 2000 G", and "FUN 2001 S". A total of 100,000 Boggs' Sacagawea Dollars were made.


***WARNING***
The market is flooded with various plated and colorized Sacagawea Dollars.
These pieces ARE NOT U.S. Mint products.
The plating and/or colorization was added after the coins left the U.S. Mint.


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