We are pleased to offer for sale this 2008-P Sacagawea Native American
. This 2008-P Sacagawea Dollar
coin is in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition. All of our Sacagawea Golden Dollar BU
have nice eye appeal and no major marks or visible problems and
represent a great value for the price. These 2008-P Sacagawea Dollar
are taken from original BU rolls or Mint Sets.
The Sacagawea Dollar
was authorized by the United States $1 Coin Act of 1997. It
called for the replacement of the Susan B. Anthony dollar, which had
never been popular, largely due to their similarity in size and
metallic composition to the quarter dollar. Although the
Susan B. Anthony dollar never achieved popularity with the public, they
were used extensively in vending machines, most notably in stamp
machines and public transit turnstyles. This demand, combined
with the fact that the coin was only minted for three years, caused the
Mint to resume minting small size dollar coins.
The Secratary of the Treasury, Robert Rubin, had the authority to
select the design for the coin, and specified that it should depict one
or more women, and that it could not depict a living person.
The nine member Dollar Coin Design Advisory Committee that Rubin
appointed chose Sacagawea, the Shoshone guide of the Lewis and Clark
expedition. After this, invitations were sent to 23 artists
with guidelines as to what their designes should show, including that
they, be sensitive to cultural authenticity, and try to avoid creating
a representation of a classical European face in Native American
headdress. The commision chose an obverse design depicting
Sacagawea and her infant son that was designed by sculptor Glenna
Goodacre. The reverse features a soaring eagle, designed by
Mint sculptor-engraver Thomas D. Rogers.
This 2008-P Sacagawea
Native American Dollar
is of great worth and
value to the collector or numismatist that needs to fill a
hole in their BU Sacagawea Dollar set. The Sacagawea Dollar
weighs 8.1 grams and has a diameter of 26.5mm. Sacagawea Dollars
are composed of a pure copper core with outer layers of manganese brass
(.770 copper, .120 zinc, .070 manganese, and .040 nickel).
There were 9,800,000 of the 2008-P Sacagawea Dollar minted at the
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