2016 S Proof Native American "Code Talkers" Golden Dollar $1
Honor Native American contributions with this low mintage series. This year commemorates the contributions of the Native American Code Talkers in World War I and World War II.
Native languages came to play an increasingly vital role in the U.S. war effort in both World War I and II. Several tribes provided Native American speakers for telephone squads on the French battlefields in World War I. Additional tribes sent soldiers to join the code talkers of World War II, serving in North Africa, Italy, France and the Pacific. The languages used by American Indians greatly assisted their fellow American soldiers in the heat of battle by transmitting messages in unbreakable battle codes. The Navajo code talkers from the World War II Pacific Theater were the most famous group, numbering approximately 420 by the end of the war.