Mint Unveils Native American $1 Coin Design
The U.S. Mint on Monday officially unveiled the reverse (tails side) design for the 2019 Native American $1 coin. The design, which was unveiled in this year’s winter issue of the National Museum of the American Indian magazine, celebrates American Indians in the Space Program. One of the figures depicted is Mary Golda Ross, the first known Native American female engineer and the first female engineer in the history of Lockheed, writing calculations. An astronaut, symbolic of Native American astronauts including John Herrington, spacewalks above. The obverse (heads) of the coin will continue to feature the central figure “Sacagawea” carrying her infant son, Jean Baptiste. The Native American $1 Coin Act, which was signed in 2007, specified the one dollar coin -- which must be issued yearly -- include images celebrating the important contributions made by Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the development of the U.S. and the history of the U.S. More here.