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New 2019 $1 reverse debuts

Who is that peering at us from the 1 o’clock position on the new 2019 Native American dollar coin?

A slightly quirky design with an astronaut nearly upside down honors American Indians in the U.S. space program on the 2019 Native American dollar, according to the U.S. Mint.

The reverse design also shows renowned engineer Mary Golda Ross writing calculations.

Behind her an Atlas-Agena rocket launches into space, with an equation inscribed in its cloud.

The astronaut, is symbolic of all Native American astronauts, including John Herrington, the Mint said.

Mint Artistic Infusion Program designer Emily Damstra created the design. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna sculpted it.

The obverse features the standard Glenna Goodacre portrait of Sacagawea used since 2000.

 

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