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2009 Native American Dollar - Sacagawea $1 Coin
CoinTrapTM Commentary: Native Americans deserve respect and dignity. It is my personal hope that the native American tribes found throughout America can continue to thrive and bring about mighty changes individually and collectively. The 2009 Native American Dollar celebrates the native American. The reverse of the coin features a native American woman planting seeds in a field with a variety of vegetables, including corn and squash. The obverse design remains the central figure of the "Sacagawea" design first produced in 2000, and contains the inscriptions LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST.
Coin Value: What is the value of your Native American Dollar? As always, that can depend. The Native American Dollar worth or value depends on these main factors: (1) your coin’s grade, and (2) scarcity/demand. Regarding your coin’s grade, it has become a standard in the field of numismatics (coin collecting) to grade coins on a point-scale from 1 (poor) to 70 (perfect). This is also referred to as the “Mint State” or just “MS” for short. Click here to find the up-to-date estimated value of your 2009 Native American $1 coin from the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS®), which takes the factors mentioned above into account*. If you do not know the grade of your Native American Dollar, you can take it to your local coin dealer and ask that they have it graded at one of the three major coin grading services.
2009 Native American Dollar - Obverse
Designer: Glenda Goodacre
2009 Native American Dollar - Reverse
Designer: Norm Nemeth
Engraver: Norm Nemeth
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Public Law 110-82
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue coins in
commemoration of Native Americans and the important contributions made
by Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the development of
the United States and the history of the United States, and for other
purposes. <<NOTE: Sept. 20, 2007 - [H.R. 2358]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress <<NOTE: Native American $1 Coin
Act. 31 USC 5101 note.>> assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Native American $1 Coin Act''.
SEC. 2. NATIVE AMERICAN $1 COIN PROGRAM.
Section 5112 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by adding
at the end the following:
``(r) Redesign and Issuance of Circulating $1 Coins Honoring Native
Americans and the Important Contributions Made by Indian Tribes and
Individual Native Americans in United States History.--
``(1) Redesign beginning in 2008.--
``(A) In general.--Effective beginning January 1,
2008, notwithstanding subsection (d), in addition to the
coins to be issued pursuant to subsection (n), and in
accordance with this subsection, the Secretary shall
mint and issue $1 coins that--
``(i) have as the designs on the obverse the
so-called `Sacagawea design'; and
``(ii) have a design on the reverse selected
in accordance with paragraph (2)(A), subject to
``(B) <<NOTE: Applicability.>> Delayed date.--If the
date of the enactment of the Native American $1 Coin Act
is after August 25, 2007, subparagraph (A) shall be
applied by substituting `2009' for `2008'.
``(2) Design requirements.--The $1 coins issued in
accordance with paragraph (1) shall meet the following design
``(A) Coin reverse.--The design on the reverse shall
``(i) images celebrating the important
contributions made by Indian tribes and individual
Native Americans to the development of the United
States and the history of the United States;
``(ii) the inscription `$1'; and
``(iii) the inscription `United States of
``(B) Coin obverse.--The design on the obverse
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``(i) be chosen by the Secretary, after
consultation with the Commission of Fine Arts and
review by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee;
``(ii) contain the so-called `Sacagawea
design' and the inscription `Liberty'.
``(C) Edge-incused inscriptions.--
``(i) In general.--The inscription of the year
of minting and issuance of the coin and the
inscriptions `E Pluribus Unum' and `In God We
Trust' shall be edge-incused into the coin.
``(ii) Preservation of distinctive edge.--The
edge-incusing of the inscriptions under clause (i)
on coins issued under this subsection shall be
done in a manner that preserves the distinctive
edge of the coin so that the denomination of the
coin is readily discernible, including by
individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
``(D) Reverse design selection.--The designs
selected for the reverse of the coins described under
``(i) shall be chosen by the Secretary after
consultation with the Committee on Indian Affairs
of the Senate, the Congressional Native American
Caucus of the House of Representatives, the
Commission of Fine Arts, and the National Congress
of American Indians;
``(ii) shall be reviewed by the Citizens
Coinage Advisory Committee;
``(iii) may depict individuals and events such
``(I) the creation of Cherokee
``(II) the Iroquois Confederacy;
``(III) Wampanoag Chief Massasoit;
``(IV) the `Pueblo Revolt';
``(V) Olympian Jim Thorpe;
``(VI) Ely S. Parker, a general on
the staff of General Ulysses S. Grant
and later head of the Bureau of Indian
``(VII) code talkers who served the
United States Armed Forces during World
War I and World War II; and
``(iv) in the case of a design depicting the
contribution of an individual Native American to
the development of the United States and the
history of the United States, shall not depict the
individual in a size such that the coin could be
considered to be a `2-headed' coin.
``(3) Issuance of coins commemorating 1 native american
event during each year.--
``(A) In general.--Each design for the reverse of
the $1 coins issued during each year shall be emblematic
of 1 important Native American or Native American
contribution each year.
``(B) Issuance period.--Each $1 coin minted with a
design on the reverse in accordance with this subsection
for any year shall be issued during the 1-year period
beginning on January 1 of that year and shall be
available throughout the entire 1-year period.
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``(C) Order of issuance of designs.--Each coin
issued under this subsection commemorating Native
Americans and their contributions--
``(i) shall be issued, to the maximum extent
practicable, in the chronological order in which
the Native Americans lived or the events occurred,
until the termination of the coin program
described in subsection (n); and
``(ii) thereafter shall be issued in any order
determined to be appropriate by the Secretary,
after consultation with the Committee on Indian
Affairs of the Senate, the Congressional Native
American Caucus of the House of Representatives,
and the National Congress of American Indians.
``(4) Issuance of numismatic coins.--The Secretary may mint
and issue such number of $1 coins of each design selected under
this subsection in uncirculated and proof qualities as the
Secretary determines to be appropriate.
``(5) Quantity.--The number of $1 coins minted and issued in
a year with the Sacagawea-design on the obverse shall be not
less than 20 percent of the total number of $1 coins minted and
issued in such year.''.
SEC. 3. TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.
Section 5112(n)(1) of title 31, United States Code, is amended--
(1) by striking the paragraph designation and heading and
all that follows through ``Notwithstanding subsection (d)'' and
inserting the following:
``(1) Redesign beginning in 2007.--Notwithstanding
(2) by striking subparagraph (B); and
(3) by redesignating clauses (i) and (ii) as subparagraphs
(A) and (B), respectively, and indenting the subparagraphs
SEC. 4. <<NOTE: 31 USC 5112 note.>> REMOVAL OF BARRIERS TO CIRCULATION
OF $1 COIN.
(a) In General.--In order to remove barriers to circulation, the
Secretary of the Treasury shall carry out an aggressive, cost-effective,
continuing campaign to encourage commercial enterprises to accept and
dispense $1 coins that have as designs on the obverse the so-called
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(b) Report.--The Secretary of the Treasury shall submit to Congress
an annual report on the success of the efforts described in subsection
Approved September 20, 2007.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 2358:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 153 (2007):
June 12, considered and passed House.
Aug. 3, considered and passed Senate, amended.
Sept. 4, House concurred in Senate amendment.
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