The United States Mint began accepting orders for products containing the 2023 Native American $1 Coin on Monday, February 6. The theme of the 2023 Native American $1 Coin is Native American Indians in Ballet.
Maria Tallchief is considered America’s first major prima ballerina. She is the first Native American (Osage Nation) to hold the rank. In addition to Tallchief, four other American Indian ballerinas from Oklahoma achieved international recognition in the 20th century, including Marjorie Tallchief, her younger sister; Yvonne Chouteau; Rosella Hightower; and Moscelyne Larkin. Celebrated as the “Five Moons”, their legacy of achievement and inclusion continues to influence ballet today.
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Designed by Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Ben Sowards and sculpted by United States Mint Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill, the 2023 Native American $1 Coin reverse design features Maria Tallchief in a balletic pose. A nod to the Five Moons is presented in the lunar motif, while the four ballerinas in the background are symbolic of both Tallchief’s American Indian ballerina contemporaries and the generations of dancers they inspired. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “MARIA TALLCHIEF,” “$1,” and “AMERICAN INDIANS IN BALLET.”
The coin’s obverse by sculptor Glenna Goodacre continues to feature Sacagawea carrying her infant son, Jean-Baptiste. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.” The year, mint mark, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM” are incused on the edge of the coin.
Purchase rolls, bags, and boxes of the 2023 Native American $1 Coin by visiting Native American $1 Coin 2023 Rolls, Bags, and Boxes – US Mint. Orders will be limited to 10 items of each product per household. To view additional products featuring Native American-themed coins and medals, visit catalog.usmint.gov/native-american-coins-medals.
Native American $1 Coin products are also available for purchase through the Mint’s Product Subscription Program. Subscriptions work like a magazine subscription. After you sign up, you will receive the next product released in the series and continue to receive products until you end your subscription. Visit US Mint Catalog | Subscriptions | Native American $1 Coins to learn more.
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