The approved reverse design for the 2017 Native American dollar was
released Dec. 1 by the U.S. Mint.
The design will appear on all versions and finishes of the Native
American dollar issued in 2017, including Proof, Uncirculated, and
The 2017 reverse design features a profiled likeness of Cherokee
silversmith Sequoyah writing “Sequoyah from Cherokee Nation” in the
syllabary he created, along the design’s border. Inscriptions
SEQUOYAH, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and $1 are written in English in
the field of the design.
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The adopted reverse was executed by U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion
Program artist Chris Costello and sculptured by then U.S. Mint
Sculptor-Engraver Charles L. Vickers, now retired.
The adopted reverse will be paired with the obverse portrait of
Sacagawea and her infant son, Jean-Baptiste, executed by sculptor
Glenna Goodacre for the Sacagawea dollar issued from 2000 to 2008, and
continued on the Native American dollar series beginning in 2009.
The obverse inscriptions are LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST. The edge
will feature, incuse, the date, Mint mark and motto E PLURIBUS UNUM.