In 2000, the U.S. Mint produced a coin of such an exclusive mintage that many don’t even know it exists! These 5,000 Sacagawea Dollars were presented to artist Glenna Goodacre, as payment for her design of the front of the coin. The first-year-of-issue special-edition coins were minted with a special burnish and high-gloss, virtually flawless finish – making them visually distinctive from Sacagawea Dollars minted for circulation!
Only a limited number of these rarest Sacagawea Dollars were graded and encapsulated by NGC, a leading independent coin-grading company. And among these, a mere fraction were then hand-signed by Goodacre herself!