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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 $1 Dollar

2009 Native American $1 Dollar

2009 Native American Dollar - Obverse

Designer:  Glenda Goodacre
 

2009 Native American Dollar - Reverse

Designer:  Norm Nemeth
Engraver:  Norm Nemeth

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        [[Page 121 STAT. 777]]

      Public Law 110-82
      110th Congress

                                       An Act

        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
                           paragraph (3)(A).
                         ``(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
             requirements:
                         ``(A) Coin reverse.--The design on the reverse shall
                     bear--
                               ``(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
                           America'.
                         ``(B) Coin obverse.--The design on the obverse
                     shall--

      [[Page 121 STAT. 778]]

                               ``(i) be chosen by the Secretary, after
                           consultation with the Commission of Fine Arts and
                           review by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee;
                           and
                               ``(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
                     this subsection--
                               ``(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
                           as--
                                         ``(I) the creation of Cherokee
                                     written language;
                                         ``(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
                                     Affairs; and
                                         ``(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.

      [[Page 121 STAT. 779]]

                         ``(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
             subsection (d)'';
                 (2) by striking subparagraph (B); and
                 (3) by redesignating clauses (i) and (ii) as subparagraphs
             (A) and (B), respectively, and indenting the subparagraphs
             appropriately.

      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
      ``Sacagawea design''.

      [[Page 121 STAT. 780]]

         (b) Report.--The Secretary of the Treasury shall submit to Congress
      an annual report on the success of the efforts described in subsection
      (a).

         Approved September 20, 2007.

      LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 2358:
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      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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