Sacagawea & Native American One Dollar Coin Values & Prices
How Much Is My Sacagawea & Native American One Dollar Coin Worth?
By James Bucki, About.com Guide
Images Courtesy of: The United States Mint
This guide is will give you an idea of how much your Sacagawea & Native American One Dollar Coins minted from 2000 to today are worth. The table below provides average coin prices and values based upon the condition of the coin. If the coin shows evidence of wear on it due to being used in commerce, it is considered "circulated." If it was never used, then it is classified as "uncirculated." The pictures below illustrate examples of each condition. Some coins are valuable even in well worn condition. You cannot increase a coin's value by cleaning it. In fact, cleaned coins are worth considerably less and coin dealers can recognize a cleaned coin immediately. Therefore, never clean your coins!
Sacagawea & Native American One Dollar Coins are still being minted by the United States Mint. From 2002 through 2008, the Sacajawea dollars were minted only for collectors. Beginning in 2012, the Native American dollars were minted only for collectors. Therefore, the mintage numbers in these years are lower. Otherwise, nice uncirculated examples are widely available.
Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties
The following Sacagawea & Native American One Dollar Coin in any condition, are worth considerable more than common Sacagawea & Native American One Dollar Coin. As such, these coins are frequently counterfeit or altered from common Sacagawea & Native American One Dollar Coin. Therefore, have the coin authenticated by a reputable coin dealer or third party grading service. [Note: click on the pictures below for a larger more detailed photo]
Condition or Grade Examples
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Photos courtesy of Teletrade Coin Auctions, www.teletrade.com
Sacagawea & Native American One Dollar Coins were produced at three different mints: Philadelphia (P), Denver (D) and San Francisco (S - Proof coins only). As illustrated in the picture below, the mint mark for the Sacajawea dollar (2000 to 2008) is located on the obverse just below the date. For the Native American dollar (2009 through today) the mint mark is located on the edge of the coin just after the date.
Mint Mark Location
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Sacagawea & Native American One Dollar Coins Average Prices and Values
The following table lists the buy price (what you can expect to pay to a dealer to purchase the coin) and sell value (what you can expect a dealer to pay you if you sell the coin). The first column lists the date and mint mark (see the photo above) followed by the buy price and the sell value for an average circulated Sacagawea & Native American One Dollar Coin. The next two columns list the buy price and the sell value for an average uncirculated. These are approximate retail prices and wholesale values. The actual offer you receive from a particular coin dealer will vary depending on the actual grade of the coin and a number of other factors that determine its worth.
|Date & Mint||Circulated||Uncirculated|
|2000 P Cheerios *||$1,000.00||$750.00||$2,500.00||$1,900.00|
|2000 P Wounded Eagle *||$100.00||$75.00||$375.00||$280.00|
*= See the section above "Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties" for more information on these coins.
These prices and values have been compiled through my personal analysis of the coin market, referencing publications such as Numismatic News, Coin World, "The Official Blue Book; Handbook of U.S. Coins," "The Official Red Book; A Guide Book of United States Coins", The Coin Dealer Newsletter, published auction results and consulting with various coin dealers.
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