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Denver, Colorado 80246
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-- Native American series
With the passage of the Native American $1 Coin Act,
on September 20, 2007, the U.S. Mint began designing
a series of Sacagawea dollars with modified reverses
to further commemorate "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." Unlike the Presidential $1 series, the
Native American $1 coin will be minted indefinitely.
The first Native American series coin was released
in January 2009 and has a reverse that depicts a
Native American woman sowing seeds of the "Three
Sisters", symbolizing the Indian tribes'
contributions to agriculture. Like the Presidential
Dollar, the year of issue, mint mark, and motto "E
Pluribus Unum" have be moved to the edge of the coin
to allow more room for the design. Unlike the
Presidential $1 coins from before 2009, "In God We
Trust" will remain on the obverse and the vacant
space on the edge lettering will be taken up by
thirteen stars, symbolizing the Thirteen Colonies.
The act passed by Congress requires that 20% of the
total dollar coins minted in any year during the
Presidential $1 Coin Program be Sacagawea dollars
bearing the new design.