On September 29, 2023, at noon Eastern, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2023 editions of the Mighty Minters Ornament and the United States Mint Holiday Ornament. There are no household order limits for either product.
All of the ornaments feature an uncirculated dollar from the 2023 Native American $1 Coin Program, with an image of Maria Tallchief and four other American Indian ballerinas from Oklahoma, all of whom–including Maria’s younger sister Marjorie Tallchief, Yvonne Chouteau, Rosella Hightower, and Moscelyne Larkin–achieved international recognition in the 20th century and are celebrated as the “Five Moons”. The obverse of the coins is not visible. An engraved version of the official United States Mint seal is on the back of the ornaments, along with “Made in the USA” and “©2023 U.S. Mint.” Hand-crafted and produced in solid brass, the ornaments are finished with imitation rhodium, giving some of its elements a silver sheen.
Mighty Minters Ornament
For the fifth year in a row, the United States Mint is offering a Mighty Minters Ornament, featuring the theme “Dancing for Joy”. This festive ornament features Mighty Minters Layla, a peahen, and Eli, a fox, the Mint’s coin-collecting ambassadors, who are out spreading holiday joy.
Priced at $35.00 USD, this ornament is a perfect gift for children. The coin is at the center of this colorful ornament between Layla and Eli, who are striking balletic poses to match the coin design, with the inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “MARIA TALLCHIEF,” “$1,” and “AMERICAN INDIANS IN BALLET.” A silver cord is attached for displaying during the holidays for years to come.
2023 United States Mint Ornament
For the fifth year in a row, the United States Mint is offering a holiday ornament, featuring a festive snow globe design with a 2023 uncirculated dollar from the Native American $1 Coin Program.
Also priced at $35.00, this ornament will appeal to children and adults alike. The ornament is shaped like a snow globe, featuring swirling blue and white flakes creating a fillagree lace effect. A purple frame with “UNITED STATES MINT” along the border highlights the coin. A green ribbon is attached to the top for easy display.
The holiday ornament is housed in a beautiful navy box with a black platform. The official United States Mint seal and the words “2023 United States Mint Ornament” are hot stamped in silver foil on the top of the lid. A separate certificate of authenticity is included that provides information about the coin and the ornament.
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The Mint’s Holiday Ornaments are also included in the Subscription Program. Structured like a magazine subscription, this program affords customers the convenience of signing up to receive automatic shipments of products in a series. The shipments continue until the subscription is cancelled. For details, visit Subscriptions – US Mint Catalog Online.
About the U.S. Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.
The U.S. Mint also produces numismatic products, including Proof, Uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.