2021 Sacagawea Native American Military Service Dollars
POSITION A – Edge lettering reads upside-down when the Sacagawea Portrait faces up
POSITION B – Edge lettering reads normally when the Sacagawea Portrait faces up
Design retains the central figure of the Sacagawea design first produced in 2000 with the inscriptions LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST. Sacagawea was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition as an interpreter and guide during their exploration of the Western United States.
The reverse design features eagle feathers, which were traditionally earned in battle or by performing a brave deed. Eagle feathers are revered and respected, receiving the utmost care and handling, and are to be displayed proudly in homes. Stars representing five branches of the U.S. Military are in the foreground, while a circle provides an additional reference to Native Americans. Inscriptions are NATIVE AMERICANS – DISTINGUISHED MILITARY SERVICE SINCE 1775, $1, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.