United States Mint Releases Jim Thorpe Coin

Sales opened for United States Mint product options featuring the 2018 Native American $1 Coin this past February 15.

Since 2009, this $1 coin has displayed an annually-changing reverse design that recognizes the important contributions made by Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the history and development of the United States. This year’s coin recognizes the accomplishments of Olympian and multi-talented athlete Jim Thorpe. The reverse (tails) design depicts Thorpe, with the foreground elements highlighting his football and Olympic achievements. Inscriptions are “JIM THORPE,” “WA-THO-HUK” (his native name), “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” and “$1.”

The obverse (heads side) design retains the central figure “Sacagawea” carrying her infant son, Jean Baptiste. The inscriptions are “LIBERTY” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.”

Orders will be accepted at catalog.usmint.gov and 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information on shipping options is available at www.catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

The rolls and bags of Native American $1 Coins are also available for purchase through the United States Mint Product Enrollment Program. To learn more about this convenient ordering method, please visit catalog.usmint.gov/shop/product-enrollments/.

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