United States Mint has announced the reverse design that will appear
on the 2011 Native American Dollar. This series of circulating dollar
coins features a different reverse design each year, representing
the contributions and accomplishments of Native Americans.
theme for the 2011 design is Diplomacy Treaties with Tribal
Nations. The selected reverse design specifically highlights the
treaty between Supreme Sachem Ousamequin, Massasoit of the Great
Wampanoag Nation and Governor John Carver of the European settlers
at Plymouth Bay.
design features the ceremonial passing of the peace pipe after initiating
the first formal written peace alliance. Inscriptions read United
States of America, the face value $1?, and Wampanoag
Treaty 1621?. The reverse was designed by US Mint Artistic Infusion
Program Master Designer Richard Masters and sculpted by US Mint
Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna.
the obverse of the coin will be the portrait of Sacagawea and child
designed by Glenna Goodacre. This was originally used for the Sacagawea
Dollar coin series from 2000 to 2008. It was modified for the current
series by moving the date and mint mark to the edge of the coin,
where they appear with the motto E Pluribus Unum.
designs of the Native American Dollar coin series have celebrated
contributions in agriculture with a depiction of the Three Sisters
method of planting and government with a depiction of the Hiawatha
Belt representing the Haudenosaunee, or Iroquois Confederacy.