2007 Sacajawea one dollar coin

PUBLIC LIVES; Sharing a Nation’s History and Culture, a Coin at a Time

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]THE golden coin’s message is as revolutionary as this city gets these days: Put aside revered dead presidents and contemplate Sacagawea, the Shoshone woman who courageously guided Lewis and Clark in the 19th-century expedition that redefined America. In the clever marketing hands of the United States Mint’s director, Philip N. Diehl, a popular demand for…

Front and back of the 2000 Sacajawea gold one dollar coin

Diehl on NPR: The Golden Dollar Coin

Under Philip Diehl’s direction, the U.S. Mint has literally changed the face of American money: Last year the Mint introduced the 50 States Quarters program, and this year brought the Sacagawea dollar coin. Officially named the Golden Dollar, the new coin features the likeness of Sacagawea, the young Shoshone woman who served as guide and…