2011 Native American $1 Coin Ceremony Rescheduled

by United States Mint on February 21, 2011

The United States Mint’s launch ceremony for the 2011 Native American $1 Coin will take place March 25, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET).

2011 Native American $1 Coin

2011 Native American $1 Coin Design: The obverse design, by Glenda Goodacre, remains the central figure of Sacagawea first produced in 2000. The reverse design, by Richard Masters, features 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 event will be held at the Henry Hornblower II Visitor Center on Plimoth Plantation, a living museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts that focuses on life in Plymouth Colony during the 17th century.

Following the ceremony, the public can exchange their cash for rolls of the 2011 Native American $1 Coin.  Children 18 years old and younger will receive a new coin to commemorate the event.

WHAT:

Presentation of the 2011 Native American $1 Coin and Coin Exchange

WHO:

B.B. Craig, Associate Director of Sales and Marketing, United States Mint
Jim Adams, Senior Historian, National Museum of the American Indian
Cedric Cromwell, Chairman, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, Chairwoman, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head

WHEN:

New date:  Friday, March 25, 2011, at 10:30 A.M. (ET)

WHERE:

Plimoth Plantation
Henry Hornblower II Visitor Center
137 Warren Avenue
Plymouth, MA 02360

The Native American $1 Coin is authorized by Public Law 110-82-the Native American $1 Coin Act of 2008 (ACT).  The Act requires the United States Mint to mint and issue $1 coins with designs celebrating the important contributions of Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the history and development of the United States.  The 2011 Native American $1 Coin is the third coin issued in the program, which launched in 2009.

Information about the Native American $1 Coin Program is available at:
http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/nativeamerican/.

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