2023 Native American $1 Coin Depicts Maria Tallchief

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Seven proposed designs for the 2023 Native American $1 Coin were reviewed this week by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA). Each prominently features Maria Tallchief, the nation’s first prima ballerina.

2023 Native American $1 Coin Candidate Designs
Above are U.S. Mint line art images of the seven 2023 Native American $1 Coin Candidate Designs. Each depicts Maria Tallchief, America’s first prima ballerina and celebrates American Indians in ballet.

Introduced in 2009 and authorized under Public Law 110-82, the U.S. Mint’s series of Native American dollars features annually changing reverses (tails side) that honor the important contributions made by Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the history and development of the United States.

2019-P Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin - Obverse,b
This CoinNews photo shows the obverse of a Native American $1 Coin. This design is common across all coins in the series.

Obverses (heads side) of the dollar series are common, sharing Glenna Goodacre’s portrait of Sacagawea carrying her infant son, Jean-Baptiste.

2023 Design Theme Change

The themed design for 2023 celebrates American Indians in ballet, focusing on prima ballerina Maria Tallchief (Osage family name: Ki He Kah Stah Tsa.) This represents a change from the Mint’s previously announced intent of honoring Charles Alexander Eastman, a Santee Dakota physician, writer, lecturer, and activist for Native American rights.

Tallchief will also be honored on one of the five 2023 American Women quarter dollars, providing opportunities to pair the two coins in products and in marketing campaigns.

Recommended Design

The CCAC and CFA recommended the same design, reverse #4, which depicts five figures representative of Native American ballerinas with Tallchief in the foreground. The design is also preferred by Elise Paschen, Tallchief’s daughter. The Treasury Secretary is tasked with making the final selection.

Candidate Design 04
Candidate 04, the recommended design for the 2023 Native American $1 Coin

2023 Native American $1 Coin Candidate Designs

U.S. Mint descriptions and images of all seven candidate designs follow.

Theme:

Maria Tallchief: American Indians in Ballet

A spectacular performance in Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird in 1949 made a superstar of prima ballerina Maria Tallchief (Osage, 1925-2013). Tallchief and her husband George Balanchine transformed American classical ballet into an international leader in the art form.

In addition to Maria Tallchief, four other Native American ballerinas from Oklahoma achieved international recognition in the 20th century, including Maria’s younger sister Marjorie Tallchief Skibine (Osage, 1926-2021), Myra Yvonne Chouteau (Shawnee, 1929–2016), Rosella Hightower (Choctaw, 1920–2008), and Moscelyne Larkin (Shawnee-Peoria/Russian, 1925–2012). Celebrated as the "Five Moons" in mural, dance, and sculpture, together they inspired generations of American Indian dancers and helped break barriers in the dance world for other people of color.

All of the following candidate designs feature a depiction of Maria Tallchief dancing and the inscriptions "American Indians in Ballet," "United States of America," and "$1."

Candidate Design 01
Candidate Design 01
Candidate Design 01A
Candidate Design 01A

NA$1-01 and NA$1-01A includes the addition of five-pointed stars, a reference to Tallchief and her Native American ballet contemporaries. The constellation of stars in NA$1-01A is a reference to Osage creation stories and stage backdrops used in some of Tallchief’s performances.

Candidate Design 02
Candidate Design 02
Candidate Design 02A
Candidate Design 02A

NA$1-02 and NA$1-02A have the additional inscription "Maria Tallchief."

Candidate Design 03
Candidate Design 03
Candidate Design 04
Candidate Design

NA$1-03 and NA$1-04 feature five figures representative of Native American ballerinas, with Maria Tallchief in the foreground. NA$1-04 includes the additional inscription "Maria Tallchief."

Candidate Design 05
Candidate Design 05

NA$1-05 features a close-up depiction of Maria Tallchief and a pair of ballet shoes, both framed by the ballet shoe ribbons. The inscription "Maria Tallchief" is also included.

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SENZA

CONGRATS are in order and not without special privileges – today I will share my secret nomination for the 2024 Native American Dollar; following the tradition of Women in Power I hereby present: “Chief Smoking Bottom” for your viewing pleasure Sir Kaiser

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SENZA

Kaiser, did you get censored or just have 2nd thoughts about living on the edge – oops we both got censored that’s just not right but perfect example of who the real racists and censors are https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk83VHblPhE

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Rich

I already miss Chief Smoking Bottom. BTW, the 1877 Crazy Horse Surrender Ledger contains some of the most famous names from the Lakota Plains wars—names that are unusual to say the least. Here’s a sample: Fat Rump, Tanned Nuts, Snatch Stealer, One Brings S**t From Far Away…

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SENZA

Thanks Rich, we’re all going to miss her……….I’m sure the US Mint will honor her 150 years from now when it fits their agenda

Excellent point about Lakota Plains – more proof how absurd these fanatics are – and let’s not forget how appropriate “Mankiller” is – Geezzzzzzzzzzz but as long as it’s a product of the fanatics it’s OK – Not…………………

Your technical skills and historical data to the rescue again

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Rich

And that was one of the tamer names of the 13 crazy and funny names from the Crazy Horse Surrender Ledger. Among the 899 of Crazy Horse’s followers, there are a handful of names that might make you choke on your frybread. But as all activists know, there is nothing like making a fool of the authorities, and for some of the Lakota surrendering at Camp (later Fort) Robinson, they must have had a good time doing it. (Source: Indian Country Today, 09/13/2018)

SENZA
SENZA

Dear Sir Kaiser,

That’s just the way the Left-Nuts work – they can dish it out but they can’t take it –

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SENZA

And a Go Fund Me

SENZA

The Indians obviously have more clout than the Lesbians

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SENZA

I’ll send all the man-haters your way Bro

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Rich

Happy Earth Day, Sir Kaiser! You did it again; that Booster you got seems to have boosted your speed and accuracy in achieving “First On” with the rapidity of a rabbit.

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SENZA

I’m sure someone will have an opinion – it’s too bad the Mint can’t pump out a steady flow of coins so we have a coin topic here but without coins and without a little fun this place really sucks – I feel bad for the squirrel

SENZA

It’s always a Win when we work together and it’s amazing what can be found in the backyard – what an incredible idea you’ve brainstormed

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SENZA

Happy Earth Day Rich, it looks like the Indians have made a comeback and perhaps Mother earth will as well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beTsDOBRs8I

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SENZA

Mission and Purpose of the CCAC
The CCAC was established in 2003 by Congress under Public Law 108-15 to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on the themes and designs of all US coins and medals. The CCAC serves as an informed, experienced and impartial resource to the Secretary of the Treasury and represents the interests of American citizens and collectors.

Kaiser, do they really represent our interests?

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Allan

Hello All

I have a question for you regarding the MS 70 Type 2 Silver Eagle. I was looking at the First Day of Production of 19K for this coin, I don’t think they all made MS 70. You can still get these PCGS Slabbed for $129. Since this is the first day the Type 2 was made I would think this is a future Rare Coin. I am thinking about buying a couple, thought I would get some opinions.

SENZA

In all reality you will never even recover the cost of grading – this is a scam that has been going on for decades –

Allan

SENZA

Since these are bouillon they have to be graded from an unopened monster box. Seems the mint came up with something new to put graders more (mandatory) into the money loop. Let’s see if they do First & Last boxes at the end of this year.

SENZA

Absolutely, I have seen Caffeine Mike offer such a thing – your definitely putting a significant amount of trust and faith into the powers that be – but if it works out that’s great.

Look what I stumbled into while researching it

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Allan

SENZA

Let’s say $35 a coin with the slab for MS 70, times 25 state coins is $875. They are charging $3K for the above set, $2,125 markup.

SENZA

Actually, the Mint makes up it’s own prices and the suppliers comply or get the boot – these dealers don’t know what “spot” is because they have never had to pay it let-alone “above spot” let me repeat myself THIS IS A RIGGED GAME

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SENZA

I have no place to put all of these awards can we ship them to Major D

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SENZA

They mean too much to me – I just can’t part with them – besides I see some empty space over there

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SENZA
SENZA

Allan, and there is a “sell out risk”

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Carl Warren

Senza, Allan, and Kaiser.

I, too, am amazed at the gimmicks used to justify the prices of certified coins. Especially ASE’s.

A jacked-up price just to have a picture of a state flag on the label?? Seriously?? And on the back of the label at that!

https://www.collectorsalliance.com/50-States-Silver-Eagle-Dollar-s/1226.htm#:~:text=What%20is%20it%3F,designed%20just%20for%20your%20state.

Whether P.T. Barnum actually said it or not, it still rings true – “there’s a sucker born every minute”.

BTW – you can get ‘em for a $1,000 dollars less at the site above. Quite a bargain, wouldn’t you say. So hurry and order before they’re all gone!

SENZA

We’re like one step away from NGC selling empty slabs with decals that you can write anything you want on them –

I forget who but somebody already allows people to send coins and trading cards and the company will put any grade you tell them to –

NGC would do the same but they have control issues – that is they like to think they have control.

This industry should have been regulated long ago but the payola to prevent such is well funded by the fools who will buy those flag labels – on easy payments of course

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SENZA

But you didn’t have to drive to Shanghai – just think of the savings and don’t forget the “Value” there is not only historical “Value” there is current “Value” and if that’s not enough there is future “Value” that set is teeming with “Value”

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SENZA

Educating each other thru connecting via coin news is what we are really here for and your statement Sir Kaiser, both entertains and educates as I believe many don’t even understand the difference between bullion and proof.

Thanks for clearing up a simply major bit of confusion – you are so granted the the official “Education Award” and all of it’s titles, privileges, honors and keys to the Universe and Big Toys.

Rock hard and Ride Free https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-c62u8dh18&list=OLAK5uy_lTSnDkl2BqlprKL15nSa2Ui_2K97WfW9Q

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Rich

SENZA, I don’t understand why the Mint won’t sell bullion directly to the public like it does proofs and medals and other coinage.

SENZA

Rich,

In my honest opinion – I think they do – it’s called the uncirculated ASE and it spares those who desire it – the nasty business of dealing with those shyster dealers.

I realize this is highly debatable and may allude to the Kaiser, education Award but this is how I see it…….

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Rich

Do you consider the uncirculated (burnished) AGE to be similar to bullion like the uncirculated (burnished) ASE? Also what about W mint mark?

SENZA

Unfortunately, it appears they are producing millions of Proof coins too

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Allan

Wow, watching MM. $250 for the 5 proof AWQ in slabs. And $300 for the ASE proof W, and people buy them. And Kaiser, these are rare because the mint sold them out thru enrollments, you got to buy them from MM, NOW!!!

SENZA

Don’t forget about the 28.89% interest rate on those HSN credit cards – we will need Rich, to figure this one out

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SENZA

I would like to present you with the confucious award as you have managed to confuse both of my 3 Brain cells – yet again.

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Rich

Are we to assume the buyer will only be making the minimum monthly payment until the balance is paid off at an interest rate of 28.89?

SENZA

And WHERE IS THE RED OAK

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SENZA

It’s the most factual example of what an unchecked Banana Republic The Graders and the likes of Caffeine Mike really are and it shines a very dark light upon the US Mint which already has an integrity problem.

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SENZA

Speaking of behind the scenes get a look at this

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SENZA

They were selling those photos for $280.00 I guess they had mansion payment to make

SENZA

When I see Skanks like her and Crapdashians it erases any doubts that America is a 3rd World Shit Hole as some dictators have already pointed out.

Speaking of Onlyfans YOU (Shhh) may have unknowingly stepped on a copyright as there are multiple claims to ownership of the entity known as “pocahotass”

Any action on your A/I Enrollments – waiting for the Mint to screw this one too

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Rich

SENZA, this is only a test. I wonder if there are any copyright ownership claims on this “Screaming Liberal” sky scream.

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SENZA

Rich,

I wouldn’t be surprised if Wall Street has an option on the Bad Breath

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Rich

Sir Kaiser, LOL! Could you advance me a “Most Funny – Best Comment” Award so I could give it to you. Thanks in advance.

SENZA

Anyone signed up for American Innovation Enrollments Anyone????????? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa6Uj-D54Ts

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SENZA

It’s the night before release and I have not been heard a peep out of the Mint

SENZA

This is one Fugly coin I don’t think we need to be concerned about a sell out via enrollments or any other mechanism

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