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The 90's

1997:
The law is passed that allows the Mint to make a dollar that shows Sacagawea.  Sacagawea was a young Shoshone woman who helped Lewis and Clark on their expedition.
1998:
The United States Mint website goes online.

Also, the Mint invites the public to help choose a design for the new dollar coin.  Many vote online.

1999:
The groundbreaking 50 State Quarters® Program begins—a 10-year program in which the quarter's reverse design is changed five times every year for ten years, once for each state in the Union.

Also, H.I.P. Pocket Change first goes online.

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