05 December 2012
The United States Mint has revealed details of its 2013 Native American coin ...
The US Mint's 2013 Native American coin will feature symbols of the Delaware tribe, along with a ring of thirteen stars to represent the colonies. In 2009, the United States Mint began minting and issuing $1 coins featuring designs celebrating the important contributions made by Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the history and development of the United States.
The 2013 coin commemorates the Delaware Treaty of 1778, the first treaty signed between a native tribe and the US government. The mutual defense treaty allowed American troops to pass through the Delaware Tribe’s land to attack the British fort at Detroit and under the treaty, the United States recognised the sovereignity of the Delaware nation.
The new 2013 $1 coin features the Delaware tribe symbols of a turkey, howling wolf and a turtle, which are surrounded by a ring of thirteen stars and the wording 'Treaty with the Delawares 1778'. The obverse has a native American mother and child, with the words 'liberty' and 'In God we trust'.
To order the coin, visit the US Mint's website.
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