Ever since the Sacagawea Golden Dollar was first made in 2000, an eagle has soared on the back of the dollar coin. Now, thanks to the Native American $1 Coin Program, there will be a new design there every year!
Produced hand-in-hand with the Presidential $1 Coins, the Native American $1 Coins will continue for a number of years not yet specified. The designs will honor Native Americans and their contributions to the growth of the United States. The image of Sacagawea, the Shoshone who helped Lewis and Clark on their historic voyage of exploration, will remain on the front during the program.
On the back, a different image will appear each year to highlight Native Americans and their contributions. These coins will use the same standard inscriptions, edge lettering, and metal content as the Presidential $1 Coins.