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Mint Announces Reverse Design for 2013 Native American $1

By November 27, 2012

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 2013 Native American $1 Coin, The Delaware Treaty (1778), Reverse Line Art The United States Mint announced the reverse (tails side) design for the 2013 Native American $1 Coin. The theme for the 2013 design is "The Delaware Treaty (1778). According to a press release from the mint, the tails side of the 2013 coin features a turkey, howling wolf and turtle - all symbols of the clans of the Delaware Tribe -- and a ring of 13 stars to represent the original Colonies. The required inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and $1. United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Susan Gamble designed the reverse, and United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill sculpted it. The coin's obverse (heads side) will continue to feature the familiar "Sacagawea" design by sculptor Glenna Goodacre, which has appeared on the coin since 2000. Click on the image above for full-size rendition of the new design.

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November 29, 2012 at 1:12 am
(1) Jerome Diekmann says:

The reverses of the Native American dollar are generally well done. Too bad they’re on the dollar coin, which the mint keeps making, even though the dollar coin has NEVER circulated very much in this country. I lost interest in the President and Native American coins because the date is on the edge where it cannot be seen easily. Also, half of the presidents on the President coins are not worthy of being shown on a bottle cap, much less a coin. Tyler, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan (with a fair number of later presidents) – consign them to the dustbin of history for failed presidents.

November 29, 2012 at 4:19 am
(2) Western Sage says:

I agree that since the dates of the dollar coins were placed on the edge, giving these coins the appearance of oil company tokens rather than circulating U.S. coins produced by a national mint, they have lost their appeal as numismatic collector items. In my opinion as a coin collector for over 50 years, all U.S. coins should be required by law to have the dates and mint marks displayed in close proximity to each other and always on the coins obverse side. It was a serious disservice to the numismatic and commercial worlds to move the dates to the edges.

November 29, 2012 at 8:04 am
(3) coinrat2 says:

I to agree that the date should be restored to the obverse of the coins. And for once give the mint a AD a Boy star for creating a series that is not only fun to collect, but really visually appealing. Don’t worry the time is coming when the Dollar coin will rule the day. And paper dollars will wither away like dust in the wind.

January 18, 2013 at 8:54 am
(4) Robert L Stuck says:

Since I didn’t buy a 2012 Silver Proof Set, now off sale since January 3rd. 2013, I may consider buying the “Special Silver Proof Set.” I think the original silver proof set will be a winner? Low sales figures and everybody was caught off guard when the mint curtailed sales in the beginning of 2013. This may help the special proof set interest also since only 50,000 sets will be sold? A little like the 2004 mint sets that sold out early. Who Knows????

February 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm
(5) Jim Johnson says:

To the idiots at the mint: put the date and mint mark on the face of the coin where it can be read.

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