Native American $1 Coin Lesson Plans

2018 Native American $1 Coin - Jim Thorpe obverse and reverseThe Native American $1 Coin Program brings the history of Native Americans to life. Slated to last at least as long as the 10-year Presidential $1 Coin Program, a series of designs will be released, one each year, depicting Native American people and events that helped to shape the United States. The order of the designs will be as close as possible to the order in which the events happened.

The number of $1 coins made every year (including both Presidential and Native American) will be based on the nation’s needs for this coin. Of the total number of $1 coins produced every year, at least 20 percent will be the Native American design for that year.

To find out more about these coins, check out our kids page on the U.S. Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change website.

Lesson Plans

Year coin issued: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

2018

The 2018 Native American $1 Coin honors Olympian and athlete Jim Thorpe.

2017

The 2017 Native American $1 Coin commemorates Sequoyah, inventor of the Cherokee Syllabary.

2016

The 2016 Native American $1 Coin commemorates the contributions of the Native American Code Talkers in World War I and World War II.

2015

The 2015 Native American $1 Coin commemorates the contributions of the Kahnawake Mohawk and Mohawk Akwesasne communities to “high iron” construction work and the building of New York City skyscrapers.

2014

The 2014 Native American $1 Coin commemorates the Native American hospitality that ensured the success of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

2013

The 2013 Native American $1 Coin commemorates the Treaty with the Delawares of 1778.

2012

The 2012 Native American $1 Coin commemorates trade routes in the 17th Century.

2011

The 2011 Native American $1 Coin commemorates the Wampanoag Treaty of 1621.

2010

The 2010 Native American $1 Coin commemorates government and the Great Tree of Peace.

2009

The 2009 Native American $1 Coin commemorates the Three Sisters of Agriculture.

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