Coins-for-Elizabeth-Peratrovich

Coins for Elizabeth Peratrovich

12 Oct 2019  Sat

As a lasting tribue to Elizabeth Peratrovich, the U.S. Mint unveiled the new $1 coin at a ceremony that took place during the Alaska Native Brothers and Alaska Native Sisters Convention.

Elizabeth Peratrovich is considered a civil rights icon by Alaska Natives. The Petersburg native led the fight to create the state's anti-discrimination law in 1945. Peratrovich passed away in 1958.

Peratrovich is the first Alaska Native to be on U.S. currency.

The new coins will be available next year.

Image Courtesy: US Post

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