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The E-Sylum: Volume 23, Number 27, July 5, 2020, Article 27

PERATROVICH DOLLARS RELEASED IN ALASKA

As discussed in earlier issues, coin collectors in Alaska lobbied the government to distribute the new Elizabeth Peratrovich dollar coins in that state. It worked - here's an excerpt from an article in the Juneau Empire. Now local banks are being encouraged to order the coins. -Editor

2020 Peratrovich native-american-dollar

The U.S. Mint has designed a special program to sell the Peratrovich coins to Alaska financial institutions. The program makes the coins available to financial institutions in rolls of 25, bags of 100 and boxes of 250. The minimum order is four boxes of 250, and there is a daily maximum order limit of four boxes per day.

Paulette Moreno, ANS grand president, said in a phone interview she and her organization hope people who want their financial institutions to carry the coins will let their local banks know.

“It’s nice to have a symbol of something that’s so powerful and accessible to everybody,” Moreno said.

Elizabeth Peratrovich dollar coin design

The new program is in part the result of the passage of House Joint Resolution 9 by the Alaska State Legislature. The resolution, sponsored by state Rep. DeLena Johnson, R-Palmer, requested the U.S. Secretary of Treasury not mint fewer than five million of the coins.

The resolution received widespread and bipartisan support.

Moreno worked with Alaska 4H groups to present this idea, according to an ANB and ANS news release. They received support from both ANB and ANS members, the Peratrovich family, Sealaska and others.

Moreno said she was especially proud of the initiative the 4H kids showed. She is glad the coin could become more common in Alaska.

“Elizabeth and many other Alaska Native Leaders have contributed to anti-discrimination, and the $1 gold coin is (an) opportunity to the world to show our support for equality, in all aspects of our society,” Moreno said in a news release.

Individual people are still able to purchase the coins by calling the mint’s customer care center at 1-844-467-1328.

To read the complete article, see:
Program minted to spread Peratrovich dollars (https://www.juneauempire.com/news/program-minted-to-spread-peratrovich-dollars/)

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
PERATROVICH DOLLAR MAY CIRCULATE IN ALASKA (https://www.coinbooks.org/v23/esylum_v23n08a27.html)

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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