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Community Voice Responses (July 18, 2017)

From the June 23 Numismatic News E-Newsletter:


Should Native American dollars also be made in gold?

Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.

For those who wish this item in gold, order them. A catch: made to order only. This way, like hamburgers, made to order. This will guarantee a limit on this item.

Gary Kess
Berkel en Rodenrijs, Netherlands

Yes, most certainly!

The image of First Nations (Canadian term) in gold would look magnificent.

Sales would be stronger than any projection our Mint could conjure, in my opinion. I have in mind the noted chiefs, braves and women who made a difference in their lives as well as in American history. I sent my thoughts, designs and recommendations to the Mint some time ago but received no answer or acknowledgment.

Paul V. Battaglia
Milford, N.H.

Generally speaking, there are too many options for all the Mint products. Relative demand for dollar coins is small. How about the dollar only being offered in gold? Maybe half-ounce like the First Spouse?

Mark Weber
Address withheld

No real reason to make Native American dollars gold except for collectors.

William Johnston
Address withheld

Yes, half-ounce.

Richard Casey
Address withheld

My reply to your question is simple: no, no, no. The U.S. Mint keeps trying to “make” money, feeding the public and coin collectors with coins or best yet “semi coins of the government.” My question is, why make a coin out of gold that was never gold. For example, the Kennedy half dollar and the several since. I ordered the gold half dollar so I could keep my collection complete, and by complete, I mean complete for the Kennedy collection.

Thank you for asking for my feelings. I am somewhat of a purest when it comes to my collection.

Johnny Trigg
Address withheld

Gold Native American dollars, yes they should.

Michael Brooks
Address withheld

I think it would be nice if they made them out of silver with a 22-karat plating.

Ken Kurovsky
Address withheld

I see no reason.

Name withheld

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