2010 Native American $1 Dollar
"The Great Tree of Peace" is
the theme for the 2010 Native
American $1 coin.
The "tails" side shows a
Hiawatha Belt with five arrows
bound together. The belt
signifies the creation of the
Haudenosaunee, also known as the
Iroquois Confederacy. In the
belt's center is a white pine
representing the Onondaga
Nation. The remaining four
characters signify the other
four Confederacy Nations:
the Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga and
bundle of arrows show the
strength in unity of the five
Surrounding the belt and arrows
are the inscriptions "UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA," "GREAT LAW
OF PEACE" "HAUDENOSAUNEE" and
The Iroquois Confederacy was
founded around the 16th century
in today's New York area. It was
a loosely based political
structure that united the local
Sacagawea is featured on "heads"
side of all Native American
coins. The design was first seen
on the 2000 Sacagawea golden
Struck from copper, the coin is
covered in manganese brass that
creates a golden color.
yearly Native American
are dictated by the Native
American $1 Coin Act (Public Law
110-82). Legislation requires
that at least 20% of all dollars
minted must be Native American.
They will be issued by the US
Mint in January and throughout
the year as needed.
was designed by Thomas
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