The production of the 2010-P Native American Dollar is a continuation of the Sacagawea Dollar Program issued from 2000 to 2008. However, beginning in 2009, the reverse design will be changed every year to celebrate the contributions made by Indian tribes and Native Americans to the United States. From 2009 and forward, the Mint now refers to the coins as Native American Dollars.
Obverse: The obverse illustrates an image of Sacagawea and her son Jean Baptiste. The obverse of the coin has the inscriptions “LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, 2010.
Reverse: The reverse theme depicts “Government” – The Great Tree of Piece.” It also features a Hiawatha Belt which honors the creation of the Haudenosunee or the Iroquois Confederacy.
Overview: The Iroquois was five tribal nations joined together by a single constitution, in the 1400’s in upstate New York. The coins were produced in order to honor these nations which were here long before the states.
Product Options: The U.S. Mint produced the 2010 Uncirculated and Satin Finish Native American Dollars both at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. It also produced Proof coins at the San Francisco Mint. The Mint is required to produce at least 20% of the Uncirculated Dollar mintage with the Native American design.
Position A: The coins edge lettering reads correctly when the obverse of the coin faces up.
Issue Date: The U.S. Mint began selling rolls of the 2010-D Native American coins on January 22, 2010 at noon (ET). Each roll of 25 coins was priced at $35.95 each.
Public Law: Issued under Public Law 110-82.