Native American One-Dollar Coin

2019-07-19 Fri

The word ‘dollar’ is derived from the German word ‘Thaler’ which was a large silver German coin. The first silver dollar was made in the year 1794. Since then the dollar is minted periodically with a different version.

The Native Americans are also known as American Indians, Indigenous Americans, these are the Indigenous people of the United States except Hawaii and territories of the United States. The Native Americans were considered as semi-independent nations, as they generally lived in communities separate from British sellers. Later after signing the treaty of the government-to-government level until the Appropriations Act of 1871, they were treated Independent native nations and were considered as ‘domestic dependent nations’ subject to federal law. This law preserves the rights and privileges which were agreed under the treaties, including a large degree of tribal sovereignty.

The United States of America had issued this commemorative one dollar with the theme of Native Americans in the year 2010. The obverse of this coin depicts the central figure of ‘Sacagawea’ design first produced in 2000. The reverse of this coin depicts the image of the Hiawatha Belt with 5 arrows bound together’.

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