Next year is the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking Sacagawea Dollar, and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) will celebrate the occasion with a special NGC certification label.
For the first time, the public will be able choose the design of NGC’s label, which will be offered for free to NGC members for 2020 Sacagawea Dollars submitted throughout the year.
You can vote for your favorite NGC Sacagawea Dollar 20th Anniversary Label now through Dec. 15. To vote, go to surveymonkey.com/r/NGC_Sacagawea_label.
The winner will be announced Dec. 19, and the new label will be available in January.
The Sacagawea Dollar, minted every year since 2000, features a portrait of Sacagawea with her infant son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. The coin was authorized by Congress to acknowledge the help the teenaged Native American guide gave to the Lewis and Clark Expedition into the North American West in the early 1800s.
The design by well-known New Mexico sculptor Glenna Goodacre was selected after winning a national competition. Because Sacagawea was a member of the Shoshone tribe, Goodacre enlisted a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe in Idaho, Randy’L Teton, to be the model.
The Goodacre design has been on the coin’s obverse every year. The original eagle design on the reverse has been updated annually since 2009 with a theme related to Native American history and contributions to the nation.
The reverse design of the 2020 Native American $1 coin commemorates Elizabeth Peratrovich and the 75th anniversary of Alaska’s Anti-Discrimination Law. Peratrovich, a member of the Tlingit Nation, advocated for the passage of the first anti-discrimination law in the United States, prohibiting discrimination in access to public accommodations. After she gave an impassioned speech in the Alaskan Senate, the legislation was passed in 1945.
NGC offers a range of special certification labels to enhance the presentation of encapsulated coins. For more information about NGC labels, visit NGCcoin.com/labels.
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