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
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
1921-1935: The Peace Dollar
The last circulating silver dollar
THE NEW DOLLAR