|Interesting Facts About the 2000-2008 Sacagawea Dollar:|
--The design of the Sacagawea dollar was selected from submission to a national competition.
-- The engraving of Sacagawea, a young Native American Shoshone, was created by artist Glanna Goodacre. Sacagawea's infant son is shown on her back in traditional fashion.
-- Sacagawea was interpreter and guide to explorers Lewis and Clark on their famed journey westward.
Native American dollars are composed of a pure copper core with outer layers of manganese brass. (.770 copper, .120 zinc, .070 manganese, and .040 nickel). Each measures 26.5mm in diameter.