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Wyoming State Coin:

Face of Sacajawea coin - click to see all cultural symbols
Face of Sacajawea golden dollar - non-free use media on Wikipedia
(see Source below). See All State Cultural Symbols.

Sacajawea Golden Dollar

Wyoming designated the Sacajawea golden dollar as the official state coin in 2004. Sacajawea (1788 - 1812) was a Shoshone woman who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition in their exploration of the Western United States.

Reverse of Sacajawea coin - click to see all cultural symbols
Reverse of Sacajawea golden dollar - public domain image on Wikipedia. See All State Cultural Symbols.

Historical details about Sacajawea are extremely limited, but she has become a critical character of the Lewis and Clark expedition in the American public's imagination. In the early twentieth century, the National American Woman Suffrage Association adopted her as a symbol of women's worth and independence.

Model for Sacajawea golden dollar - click to see all cultural symbols
Randy'L He-dow Teton - the model for U.S. Sacagawea dollar coin - public domain photo on Wikipedia. See All State Cultural Symbols.

The Sacagawea golden dollar coin depicts Sacagawea and her son, Jean Baptiste. The face on the coin was modeled after Randy'L He-dow Teton (a modern Shoshone-Bannock woman).

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Fair use rationale / purpose for use of coin images: To illustrate educational article about the Sacagawea dollar - complete image is displayed at the resolution provided by U.S. Mint and no substitute equivalent image is available or suitable.
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