When the Sacajawea Dollar (spelled “Sacagawea” by the U.S. Mint) made its debut in 2000, it represented only the second time that a Native American has been featured on circulating U.S. coinage, and the first time that a Native American woman appeared on circulating U.S. coinage. Arriving on the scene nearly two decades after the unsuccessful — and short-lived — run of the Susan B. Anthony Dollar from 1979 through 1981, the Sacajawea Dollar’s stunning three-quarter profile design marked a new era in American coin designs.
Designed by Glenna Goodacre, the coin displayed an image of Sacajawea, a Lemhi Shoshone woman who helped guide the Lewis and Clark Expedition from 1804 to 1806. She is depicted looking over her shoulder while carrying her son Jean Baptiste on her back. However, this was only one of several designs created by Goodacre. And now, to pay tribute to the 20th anniversary of the Sacajawea Dollar, the Shoshone Bannock Tribe has released this dual-dated 2000-2020 silver proof that uses one of Goodacre’s sketches created during the original design process.
Licensed by the Smithsonian® and struck by the Scottsdale Mint in a full ounce of highly pure 99.9% fine silver, this legal-tender $1 coin was expertly crafted by the mint from hand-selected planchets, polished dies and multiple strikes to produce beautifully frosted details rising over mirror-like fields. It displays one of the designs that Goodacre created and released as a sketch but did not formally submit to the U.S. Mint for consideration: an image of Sacajawea with her arm raised, showing Lewis & Clark the way West. The reverse features the Shoshone Bannock Tribe seal. This proof has also been struck in beautiful high relief on both sides, adding a level of depth not available on regular coins!
The limited edition for the One-Ounce Silver Sacajawea Proof has been set at a mere 2,020 — a number that is far too low for everyone who would like to own this stunning coin. Each will also come with a fact-filled storybook and a Certificate of Authenticity. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity; add this incredible commemorative to your collection today!
TRIBUTE TO 20th ANNIVERSARY OF SACAJAWEA DOLLAR – This commemorative pays tribute to the 20th anniversary of the Sacajawea Dollar. The obverse depicts an alternative Sacajawea design created by Glenna Goodacre but not used on the coin struck by the U.S. Mint along with the date. The reverse features the Shoshone Bannock Tribe seal, the metal content, weight, purity, and denomination.
OFFICIALLY LICENSED BY THE SMITHSONIAN – These coins are Licensed by the Smithsonian® and struck by the Scottsdale Mint.
STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – Each Silver Sacajawea Proof was struck in a full ounce of highly pure 99.9% fine silver and measures 38 mm in diameter.
LEGAL TENDER COIN – These 2020 Smithsonian One-Ounce Silver Sacajawea Proofs are $1 legal tender in the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe, a federally recognized sovereign nation located in southeast Idaho.
GORGEOUS PROOF CONDITION – Your 2020 Smithsonian One-Ounce Silver Sacajawea Proof was crafted from hand-selected planchets, polished dies and multiple strikes to produce frosted details rising over mirror-like fields.
VERY LOW LIMITED EDITION – The limited edition for the 2020 Smithsonian One-Ounce Silver Sacajawea Proof has been set at only 2,020.
Pay tribute to the 20th anniversary of the Sacajawea Dollar with the 2020 Smithsonian One-Ounce Silver Sacajawea Proof. Secure yours now!