As part of the promotional activities leading up to the launch of the new series, the US Mint partnered with General Mills to include 5,500 of the new “Golden Dollars” in boxes of Cheerios cereal. It would later be discovered that the 2000 “Cheerios” Sacagawea Dollars (Buy on eBay) featured a prototype reverse design that was different from the final design used for full scale production.
The discovery was not made until 2005, when close examination of the coins revealed differences in the tail feathers of the eagle. As shown in the left side image above, there is a central line apparent and a greater level of detail in the feathers. The right side image shows the appearance of the regular 2000 Sacagawea Dollar. On coins produced for circulation, the central line is recessed and there is considerably less detail in the feathers. The modification was made prior to production for circulation in order to produce a more realistic rendering of the tail feathers. (Images are courtesy of NGC.)
Sacagawea Dollars (2000-Date) The 21st Century is an exciting time for collectors of United States coins. In addition to the ten year long program of Statehood quarters that is scheduled to run through 2008, collectors can assemble a set of the new gold-colored Sacagawea dollar from its inception in 2000. The standard 2000 Sacagawea dollars in circulated condition are only worth their face value of $1.00. Free horse racing software australia. These coins only sell for a premium in uncirculated condition. The 2000 P Sacagawea dollar is worth around $5 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade.
- 2000 P Sacagawea Dollar Value. 2000 P Sacagawea Dollar Value Value is $1 circulated coins. If the coin is uncirculated and not certified they’re worth $1.25 to $2. If graded MS67 by either PCGS or NGC they’re worth $6 and in MS68 they’re worth $20.
- The United States Mint produced 5,500 Sacagawea dollars in August or September 1999. Although the dollars were minted in 1999, they were dated with a 2000-P obverse. However, the mint used a prototype reverse to produce these dollars. This prototype reverse varied slightly from the production coin die used to make the rest of the dollars in 2000.
The 2000 “Cheerios” Sacagawea Dollar is considered to be a true pattern, and pieces are somewhat difficult to find. The total number distributed was 5,500 pieces, but a much smaller number is currently known to exist. Because the coins were distributed broadly to the public and the true rarity of the pieces was not discovered until years later, many of the coins were presumably spent into circulation or otherwise misplaced. In late 2008, one of the pattern dollars was actually discovered in circulation by someone searching rolls of small sized dollars. Other pieces may still be in the hands of the original recipients who have no idea of the true value of the coins.
2000 Sacagawea Dollar Numista
One of the finest Cheerios Sacagawea Dollars graded PCGS MS68 was sold for $34,500 in mid-2008. Prices have seen declined a bit, but the rarity of the issue remains.