"In the on-line version of Coin World today (Feb. 14), it was reported that the U.S. Mint was preparing to meet the State of Alaska's request for the release of 5 million Elizabeth
Peratrovich Native American Dollars to circulation in Alaska. It will be the first dollar coin released to circulation since 2011.
Where the coins will be minted (Philadelphia, Denver or both), the logistics and the costs of getting them to banks in Alaska will be determined.
As has become standard practice the date, mint mark and "E Pluribus Unum" can be found on the edge. Determining the mint is not an easy task for those of us with old eyes.
And I just ordered 500 for $580 from the Mint on Feb. 12. Two days ago, I was hoping this would happen, but did not really believe that it would!"