2014 Native American Design Announced

Started by kena, October 28, 2013, 12:05:17 PM

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Link to article:  http://www.coinnews.net/2013/10/25/2014-native-american-1-dollar-design-image/

I have included all of the designs from 2009 to 2014.

Any comments about the various designs?

I don't have a favourite one.



I don't collect US coins, beyond having a basic circulation set from the 1970s and also a buffalo nickel. The design above intrigues me, though. Do you know the story behind these three animals?
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This one interests me purely because of the little man I can see on it - part of a peace pipe, I assume.
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According to the US Mint:

The 2013 Native American $1 Coin reverse commemorates the Treaty with the Delawares and features a turkey, howling wolf and turtle (all symbols of the clans of the Delaware Tribe), and a ring of 13 stars to represent the Colonies. The additional inscriptions are TREATY WITH THE DELAWARES and 1778.

The 2011 Native American $1 Coin reverse commemorates the Great Wampanoag Nation and the creation of an alliance with settlers at Plymouth Bay in 1621 and features the hands of the Supreme Sachem Ousamequin Massasoit and Governor John Carver, symbolically offering the ceremonial peace pipe after the initiation of the first formal written peace alliance between the Wampanoag tribe and the European settlers. The additional inscription is WAMPANOAG TREATY 1621.


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Basically I like all the designs, and have the ones that have been issued so far, and the 2009 and 2012 coins are currently my favorites. (Whether the coins reflect the way the Native Americans were treated is a different story - pretty much every coin in this world is a "political issue".) Two minor details: I would have picked either the same font (for the country name and denomination) on all issues, or a different one for each of them. Also, it bugs me (a little ;) ) that some have additional text which explains the scene while others don't. All in all, an interesting series with good designs.



I like all the designs of 'Native American' series too. :) Haven't got any of those, though... :(

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I think the first ones were quite nice, but I see an imminent tendency towards Buffalo Bill type romanticism now.

One of my bosses, an American, served in the agri dept when he was young and innocent. He told me that at one time, there was a buffalo surplus. The green oriented civil servants pushed for and got a decision that local indians be asked to cull them as they did in the "good old days". These officials were shocked, when the indians showed up in military fatigues, with automatic guns and pickup trucks. Not quite the scene they had envisaged...

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Are these coins seen outside of collectors?  I thought these not circulating anymore.
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