2009 Native American $1 Coin
The 2009 Native American Coin features a different reverse design than had been featured on the series which started in 2000. According to the Native American $1 Coin Act, the reverse design needed to change in order to portray the contributions Native Americans have made to the history of the United States.
As such, the theme for the 2009 reverse was chosen as agriculture and features a woman planting seeds of beans, squash and corn. Known as the "Three Sisters Agriculture", planting of these crops together was discovered by the Native Americans who found each plant actually flourished with the help of the other.
The obverse still contains an image of the Native American woman Sacagawea who helped explorers Lewis and Clark on their journey through the Louisiana Purchase.
Proof and uncirculated versions of the Native American coin are also available.
Native American $1 Coin Design
Obverse design: Glenna Goodacre designed the obverse of the Native American $1 Coin which shows a portrait of the famous Sacagawea carrying an infant on her back. A Native American woman, Sacagawea and her child accompanied explorers Lewis and Clark on their expedition through the frontiers of the United States. Also seen are the inscriptions "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST."
Reverse design: The reverse of the 2009 Native American coin features an image of a woman planting seeds of corns, beans and squash. The inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "$1" are seen as well.
Coin Specifications & Information
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