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The Sacagawea Golden Dollar
(Introduced in 2000)


The Golden Dollar's obverse (front) side, designed by American sculptor Glenna Goodacre, depicts the young Shoshone woman, (Randy’L He-Dow Teton modeled for the coin) Sacagawea, who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their journey from the Great Northern Plains across the Continental Divide to the Pacific.  Historians note that Sacagawea's exceptional diplomatic and navigational skills contributed greatly to the success of the mission.  She carried her infant son, Jean Baptiste, on her back throughout the course of the expedition.  Her significant role as an American woman pioneer won her the distinction of gracing the nation's new coinage.

The Golden Dollar's reverse (back) design, by Thomas D. Rogers Sr., presents a soaring American bald eagle encircled by 17 stars - symbolizing the states of the Union at the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804.


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Lewis & Clark with Sacagawea
Lewis & Clark Among the Tribes
York, Clark's man-servant
Seaman, Lewis' Dog
Clark as Cartographer
Lewis as Botanist
Medical Aspects
Courts Martial
Geology on the Lewis and Clark Trail
Lewis and Clark 1804 Timeline
Lewis and Clark 1805 Timeline
Lewis and Clark 1806

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