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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

2009 Native American Dollar Rolls


The US Mint will begin sales of 2009 Native American Dollar Rolls on January 15, 2009 at 12:00 Noon ET.

The offering will consist of 25-coin rolls of the new dollar coins from either the Philadelphia or Denver Mint. Each roll is wrapped in specially designed yellow and black US Mint branded paper. The rolls are priced at $35.95.

The individual product pages are already online, although sales options will not be available until the official start of sales.


Readers of this blog may recall that the US Mint has already begun selling rolls of Native American Dollars in a different format. On January 2, 2009, the US Mint began selling the coins through its Direct Ship Program. Through this program, the coins are available at face value with no charge for standard shipping.

The only differences between the Direct Ship Native American Dollars and upcoming rolls offering are the following:
  1. With the upcoming roll program, you can purchase rolls individually. The Direct Ship Program requires you to order $250 or $500 worth of coins.
  2. The roll program allows you choose coins from a specific Mint. The Direct Ship Program does not allow you to specify the Mint. In the past, I have received coins from the Philadelphia Mint.
  3. The coins in the upcoming roll offering have "special" wrappers. The Direct Ship rolls have standard wrappers.
  4. The coins in the upcoming roll offering are explicitly described as "never circulated." The Direct Ship rolls are described as "circulation grade." However, experience has proven that coins from both offerings are of equal quality.
In most cases I don't think these differences are worth the extra premium.

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7 Comments:

At January 13, 2009 at 7:23 AM , Anonymous Brad said...

Until the Native American Dollars showed up on the Direct Ship page, I thought the U.S. Mint had already abandoned that sales format. Rolls of Martin Van Buren dollars have never been offered as "direct ship." Any idea why?

 
At January 13, 2009 at 7:51 AM , Blogger Michael said...

Susan Headley had this informative article on Direct Ship, including an explanation for the missing MVB:

http://coins.about.com/b/2008/11/13/van-buren-dollar-not-part-of-direct-ship.htm

To date, this is the only Presidential Dollar not offered under the program.

 
At January 15, 2009 at 7:08 AM , Anonymous tom said...

I got my two boxes yesterday and have gone thru 2 rolls no errors yet lol, i wish they would have shipped out a p and d but it seems since im in illinois all i ever get is the d's nice looking coin. Some gouges and scratches but some look rather nice. and the price was right lol

 
At January 15, 2009 at 7:17 AM , Blogger Michael said...

I just got mine yesterday too. Also Denver mint coins.

I only went through one roll so far, but the coins are much better quality than the ones I picked up at the Philadelphia Mint. A few have nice proof like surfaces.

 
At February 3, 2009 at 9:59 AM , Anonymous scott said...

I just went through one roll from the $250 box of Native American dollars and they too are from the Denver mint. I must say they are all pretty good looking...MS-66 and up probably.
I like the design...NICE. Can not wait to see the proofs.

 
At June 21, 2009 at 1:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there!!

Can someone tell me how to buy direct ship Native Amer. Dollars from the mint? I couldn't find any place on the mint's home page and nothing came up when I did a search on the mint's home page. Also, could anyone tell me how to buy Lincoln penny $25.00 bricks and $25.00. The prices for these are out of sight on E-Bay.

Thanks all for any helpful information.

Bob

 
At June 22, 2009 at 12:39 AM , Blogger Michael said...

Bob,

You can find the Direct Ship Native American Dollar Rolls and Presidential Dollar rolls at the following location:

http://catalog.usmint.gov/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&identifier=8100

The US Mint doesn't sell $25 bricks of pennies. You can try calling some local banks to ask if they have any in stock. If they do, you would be able to get them at face value.

 

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