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New $1 Coin Designs to feature Mohawk Iron Workers and Code Talkers

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown March 18th, 2014 Last Updated on: March 18th, 2014

The 2015 and 2016 design candidates have been released by the United States Mint for new Native American $1 Coins, according to Darrin Lee Unser of Coin News. Below are just a couple of selections from each theme. There are 18 possible designs for 2015 coins and 20 designs for 2016 coins.

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The theme for the 2015 coins will be Mohawk Iron Workers.

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The theme for the 2016 coins will be Code Talkers

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All of the Native American $1 Coins will still feature Glenda Goodacre’s image of Sacagawea on the heads side (obverse). To see all images of the design candidates and find out more on how the designs are selected, please visit Coin News.


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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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Alex Briseno

Unbelievable. This gives a new meaning to tokenization. Returning stolen lands is the only thing this colonial settler state should be concerned about, not about token gestures of appreciation. How about honoring treaties? Removing references to their white god in whose name the genocide of our people was committed would be a nice start.

Supporting our indigenous relations is one thing, supporting this white mans nation is another. The two should never be confused & it dishonors our ancestors to show any pride in this criminal state called the USA.

JoAnn Hastings

I am certainly happy re honoring Code Talkers, hopefully In God We Trust has not been removed!

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