The United States Mint has started accepting orders for circulating quality examples of the 2015 Native American Dollars in rolls, bags, and boxes. This represents the seventh release within the ongoing $1 coin series created to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of Native Americans.
The reverse design of the 2015 Native American Dollar commemorates the contributions of the Kahnawake Mohawk and Mohawk Akwesasne communities to “high iron” construction work and the building of New York City skyscrapers. A Mohawk ironworker is depicted reaching for an I-beam that is swinging into position with an elevated view of the city skyline seen in the background. The inscriptions read “United States of America”, “Mohawk Ironworkers”, and “$1”, with rivets seen on the left and right side of the border.
The obverse carries a portrait of Sacagawea and child with the inscriptions “Liberty” and “In God We Trust”. This obverse design was used for the previous Sacagawea Dollar series from 2000 to 2008 and the current Native American Dollar series from 2009 to present.
Incused edge inscriptions on the coin contain the date of issue, mint mark, and motto “E Pluribus Unum”.
The reverse was designed by Ronald D. Sanders and engraved by Phebe Hemphill. The obverse was designed by Glenna Goodacre.
Products available from the United States Mint include circulating quality coins from the Denver or Philadelphia Mint across thee different formats. There are 25-coin rolls priced at $32.95, 100-coin bags priced at $111.95, and 250-coin boxes priced at $275.95. The wrappers or tags include the date, mint of origin, face value of the contents, and the US Mint logo.
The Native American Dollar Program was authorized under Public Law 110-82. Previous annual themes have included Agriculture and the Three Sisters method of planting (2009), the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois Confederacy (2010), the Wampanoag Treaty of 1621 (2011), the spread of horse culture (2012), the Treaty with the Delawares of 1778 (2013), and native hospitality ensuring the success of the Lewis and Clark expedition (2014).