The reverse design candidates for the upcoming 2015 Native American Dollar have recently been released. The coins will honor the Mohawk Ironworkers who worked from the 1920′s onwards building prominent landmarks in New York City such as the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the George Washington Bridge, and the World Trade Center. They had a reputation as top notch workers on high steel who did not fear heights or dangerous conditions.
A total of 20 different design candidates were provided by the United States Mint (numbered 2015-NA-R-02 to 2015-NA-R-21). These were reviewed by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) at a meeting held yesterday and will also be reviewed by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA). As required under the authorizing legislation, the Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate, the Congressional Native American Caucus of the House of Representatives, and the National Congress of American Indians will also have an opportunity to review the designs and offer their recommendation. The authority to select the final design rests with the Secretary of the Treasury.
Detailed coverage of the CCAC and CFA discussions and recommendations will be forthcoming on Coin Update News.
For now, here is a look at the design candidates. Click any image for a larger version.