The Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission (CCAC) has released the following images of candidate designs for the 2015 Native American dollar coin. The 2015 Native American dollar reverse will highlight the role of Mohawk Ironworkers in the construction of bridges and skyscrapers that make up the modern American skyline.
Since 2009, the United States Mint in accordance with an Act of Congress, has released the Native American golden dollar with new reverses each year to celebrate the many contributions Native Americans have made throughout United States history.
For the 2015 Native American dollars, a total of 20 designs were up for consideration (design candidate 2015-NA-R-01 was not released by the Mint). The CCAC will forward their recommendations to the Secretary of the Treasury. In addition, the candidate designs will be reviewed by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA), the Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate, the Congressional Native American Caucus of the House of Representatives, and the National Congress of American Indians. The Secretary of the Treasury has ultimate authority over the selection of the coin’s design.
2015 Native American Reverse Design Candidates:
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What a bad choice of design. This is the final 20? I feel like im already sick of looking at them. Why.not make a print with a hammer and tomahawk in the shape if an ex. The hardhat thing is so dumb
these are awful, absolutely horrible choice for the native american dollar.
Is this really a Native coin or a Steele Workers coin? Having grown up in OK and lived a long time in places like Alaska and Montana, none of these says “Native American” to me in any way.
Agree with the top three posters. Poor choices that smack more of a watered-down PC design than of a good representation of the proud native American.
These designs do nothing to celebrate the greater achievements of the Native Americans. Why single out iron workers? Code talkers came from various Indian Nations and served the greater good by helping the Allies win WWII. Surely history provides better subjects for these coins.