The 2022 Sacagawea (Native American) Dollar (Buy on eBay) was created in honor of U.S. Army officer, engineer, and tribal diplomat Ely Samuel Parker, who served as military secretary to Ulysses S. Grant during the U.S. Civil War. On the morning of April 9, 1865, when Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, Parker presented the formal surrender documents by hand.
The obverse continues the original design created by Glenna Goodacre, depiction Sacagawea carrying her sleeping infant son Jean Baptiste Charbonneau.
On the reverse, you will find a portrayal of Ely Samuel Parker donning his Army attire with an open book and a quill pen in hand. Along with Parker’s likeness, the design features his elegant signature and the inscriptions “TONAWANDA SENECA” and “HA-SA-NO-AN-DA,” which pay homage to his tribe and birth name. Additional inscriptions include: “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “$1.”
The year 2022, along with the mint mark and inscription “E PLURIBUS UNUM” are also incused on the edge of the coin.
The United States Mint began sales for the 2022 Native American Dollar in early February 2022. The initial release featured 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags, and 250-coin boxes from the Denver and Philadelphia mints with their respective mint marks and a circulating finish despite never being placed into circulation.
2022 Sacagawea (Native American) Dollar Artists
- Obverse Designer: Glenna Goodacre
- Reverse Sculptor: Joseph Menna (Medallic Artist)
- Reverse Designer: Paul C. Balan
2022 Sacagawea (Native American) Dollar Mintages
- 2022-P: 980,000
- 2022-D: 980,000
- 2022-S Proof: 644,638
Mintage numbers based on U.S. Mint sales figures as of September 11, 2023