March 06, 2009

New Sacagawea dollar released

Native American $1 coin has been released“We are proud to produce the Native American $1 coin,” said U.S. Mint Director Ed Moy. “When Americans use this coin, we hope they reflect on the tremendous contributions Native Americans have made, and continue to make, to our nation.”

Mitch Sanders, chairman of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, told Indian Country Today that he was impressed by how clearly the design illustrated the theme of Native Americans and agriculture.

“We liked its aesthetic appeal and the fact that a Native American woman is shown being strongly involved in agriculture,” Sanders said after the creation was first unveiled in June.
Comment:  Longtime readers will remember my critique of the new design. Yes, it's clear, but the artistry is merely good, not great.

For more on the subject, see Sacagawea Dollar's Reverse Unveiled and New Design for Sacagawea Dollar.

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