Honor Native American contributions with this newly released low mintage series. The theme of the 2023 Native American $1 Coin is Ballet.
ONE OF THE ONLY PEOPLE TO BE FEATURED ON TWO DIFFERENT US COINS.
Maria Tallchief is considered America’s first major prima ballerina. She is the first Native American (Osage Nation) to hold the rank. In addition to Tallchief, four other American Indian ballerinas from Oklahoma achieved international recognition in the 20th century, including her younger sister Marjorie Tallchief, Yvonne Chouteau, Rosella Hightower, and Moscelyne Larkin. Celebrated as the “Five Moons,” their legacy of achievement and inclusion continues to influence ballet today.
- Special proof strike minted in low quantities
- Minted at the U.S. Mint at San Francisco