• History

    Sacagawea and the Dollar Coin

    The Federal Government Created the DollarCoin Design Advisory board to try and create an outline for what should appear on the dollar coin. The board consisted of the President of the American Numismatic Society, and the Under Secretary of the Smithsonian. It also utilized the experience of an architect, a sculptor, a scholar and a member of congress for guidance. The committee looked at 17 separate concepts before it finally settled on one that they felt would be best. Public debate on the subject took place throughout 1998, and in June of that year the committee announced that the coin would feature Sacagawea. Sacagawea was a Shoshone Indian who lived…