Wednesday, December 29, 2010

U.S. Mint to Release 2011 Native American Sacagawea Dollar Coin January 12

(US Mint Press Release) WASHINGTON - The United States Mint has chosen Plymouth, Massachusetts, as the site of its launch ceremony for the 2011 Native American $1 Coin. The public ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on January 12, 2011, at the Plimoth Plantation Henry Hornblower II Visitor Center. Following the event, attendees 18 years old and younger will receive a newly minted 2011 Native American $1 Coin, while others may exchange paper currency for rolls of the new coin.

The Native American $1 Coin Program is authorized by Public Law 110-82, which requires the United States Mint to mint and issue $1 coins featuring designs celebrating the important contributions of Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the history and development of the U.S.

A digital image of the 2011 Native American $1 Coin is available at http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=Photo#NativeAmericanCoin2011.

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