New Native American Dollar Leads Year's Issues
By Numismatic News
first dollar to arrive in 2010 will be the
Native American dollar that features Sacagawea
on the obverse and arrows and a Hiawatha Belt on
It will officially make its appearance at a
ceremony Jan. 25 at the Smithsonian National
Museum of the American Indian in New York City,
according to Tom Jurkowsky, public relations
director of the U.S. Mint.
The event is tentative and few details were
available at press time.
This is the second issue in the Native American
series of dollar coins. The reverses change each
This year’s reverse design is based on the theme
“Government – The Great Tree of Peace.” It shows
the Hiawatha Belt with five arrows bound
together, with the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, $1, “Haudenosaunee” and “Great Law of
According to the Mint, the Hiawatha Belt is a
visual record of the creation of the
Haudenosaunee, also known as the Iroquois
Confederacy, with five symbols representing the
five original Nations.
Following the Native American dollar release by
about three weeks will be the Millard Fillmore
dollar in February. It is the first of the four
Presidential dollars to be released in 2010. A
ceremony in Upstate New York is in the works.
The other three in order of release will be
Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and Abraham
Lincoln. Collectors who cannot wait will have
the opportunity in February to purchase all four
designs in the four-coin Presidential dollar
proof set in February. Price is not yet set, but
the 2009 set was priced at $14.95.
For more information, visit the Mint’s Web site
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