WASHINGTON — The United States Mint today announced the reverse (tails side) design selected for the 2014 Native American $1 Coin. The theme for the design is “Native Hospitality Ensured the Success of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.”
The new reverse design depicts a Native American man offering a pipe, while his wife offers provisions of fish, corn, roots, and gourds. In the background is a stylized image of the face of Captain William Clark’s compass, highlighting the northwest quadrant the Lewis and Clark Expedition explored. Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and $1. The designer of the reverse is United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Chris Costello, and the sculptor is United States Mint Sculptor–Engraver Joseph Menna.
The obverse (heads side) of the 2014 Native American $1 Coin will continue to feature sculptor Glenna Goodacre’s “Sacagawea” design, introduced in 2000. Inscriptions are LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST. The year, mint mark, and E PLURIBUS UNUM are incused on the coin’s edge.
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