From the July 19 Numismatic News E-Newsletter:
If the Mint did strike gold Sacagawea dollars, would you like to buy one?
Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.
Yes I?ll buy one if the price is right .
I would love to see a silver or gold Sac dollar just like a silver Presidential dollar in the silver proof set.
Also, as a collector of silver proof sets I would love these to be a regular issue in silver proof for the silver proof set only and a stand-alone gold commem dollar for the Indian reverse like the McKinley dollar, a small 10,000-20,000 issue.
Edward Arrich LM 5512
No I wouldn?t. If it was a pure gold coin, yes. Will the Mint be coming out with new gold coin designs any time soon? I think we need some new designs, maybe go back and bring some of the beautiful old designs that President Theodore Roosevelt had St. Gaudens and other engravers do to redesign our Gold Coins.
William H. Frisco
Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
Yes I would buy a gold Sac. Maybe several pieces.
If the gold Sac was of .9999 fine gold, sure I would buy gold Sacs.
DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
Would I buy a gold SAC ? It would depend on the price, and considering what the Mint has been charging for recent special issues (such as Presidential First Spouse), I would not buy and have to use my available funds for my more desireable coins.
Yes, I would by a gold sac bullion coin, not a proof.
Marcus Hook, Pa.
NO, no, no, a thousand times no!
Mc Kees Rocks, Pa.
Absolutely not! As a dealer I would get a million calls a day of people telling me they had a gold one! I could not conduct business if I had to reply to all the greedy or just curious as to ?What is the difference?? and after being told, they still would not believe me. This has happened on other coins day in day out for 43+ years now. Make it 39mm, same size as old dollars. Well, OK then and only then.
Yes, I would definitely buy one. I don?t like and don?t collect that clad stuff.
No, the Mint shouldn?t make them in gold for collectors...I think the mint is going on a downward spiral in the eyes of the grassroot collector. They are getting out of control with all of their self made rarities. However, I personally like the Sacagawea design with the soaring eagle reverse and her portrait with her baby is unique to U.S. circulating coins. Now if we could just get?em to circulate! I do not like the gold first spouse coins; I think they make no sense in gold, however it does make a nice collection in medal form for collectors.
Staten Island, N.Y.
Yes, I would be interested in buying a gold Sacagawea dollar if the Mint decided to mint them.
Boca Raton, Fla.
Would I buy a gold Sac dollar? Sure. I would buy silver nickels and pennies, too, as well as Presidential dollars in gold.
West Bloomfield, Mich.
No, I would not spend the money for a gold Sacagawea.
No, I would not have any interest in buying a Sacagawea gold dollar, even though she had close ties with South Dakota, and I collect South Dakota exonumia.
Possibly, I would be interested, provided that they clearly would not be confused for base metal Sacs.
Charles K. Miller
No, I would not buy one. They are very ugly. And Sacajawea is a silly
person to put on a coin anyhow. I would buy a gold coin of Susan B.
Anthony, though, just because I think she is a role model, even if she
isn?t very pretty.
Yes, I would be happy to purchase a Gold Sacagawea dollar.
Yes, I would purchase the max allowed.
Yes, I would like to buy one if reasonably priced.
James N. Pezant
No, I perfer the Indian-Buffalo gold.
Yes, I would, except I assume the price would be too high.
Spring Hill, Fla.
Probably not, but I would definitely buy silver Presidential dollars.
YES, but only if they mint enough that you have a chance to get one. I am tired of fighting to try to buy something.