As of December 2014, the value of an individual Sacagawea gold coin varied widely, from $1.15 to $10,750. Sacagawea coins frequently have prices well above their $1 face value, but valuations in the hundreds are much rarer than those between $5 and $75. The coins contain no gold.
The most highly valued Sacagawea dollars were among 5,500 distributed by General Mills in selected boxes of Cheerios breakfast cereal as part of a U.S. Mint plan to promote the new coins. Several years later, a collector discovered an unusual variant in the design of the reverse side of some of these promotional coins. The coins from the Cheerios promotion then became highly sought after, resulting in their extremely high values that are not representative of most Sacagawea dollars.