The New Dollar

In 1998, the dollar coin advisory committee recommended that the new one-dollar coin feature the likeness of "Liberty, represented by a Native American woman, inspired by Sacajawea and other Native American women."

Lady Liberty has long been featured on U.S. coins and her first appearance on the one-dollar coin was in 1794.

Reaction to the New Design Theme

The first U.S. Silver Dollar was minted from 1794 to 1795 and featured LADY LIBERTY

1795-1803: The Draped Bust Liberty Dollar

1836-1839: The Seated Liberty, Flying Eagle Dollar


1840-1873: The Seated Liberty Dollar

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First U.S. one dollar coin to display "In God We Trust" motto

1849-1854: The Coronet Liberty Dollar

First Gold One Dollar Coin

1854-1889: The Indian Liberty Gold Dollar

Features Lady Liberty with a Native American Headdress

1878-1921: The Morgan Dollar

The most famous U.S. Silver Dollar

1921-1935: The Peace Dollar

The last circulating silver dollar

The New Dollar