E Pluribus Unum

(2) Design requirements .— The $1 coins issued in accordance with paragraph (1) shall meet the following design requirements: (A) Coin reverse .— The design on the reverse shall bear— (i) images celebrating the important contributions made by Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the development of the United States and the history of the United States; (ii) the inscription “$1”; and (iii) the inscription “United States of America”. (B) Coin obverse .— The design on the obverse shall— (i) be chosen by the Secretary, after consultation with the Commission of Fine Arts and review by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee; and (ii) contain the so-called “Sacagawea design” and the inscription “Liberty”. (C) Edge-incused inscriptions.— (i) In general .— The inscription of the year of minting and issuance of the coin and the inscription “E Pluribus Unum” shall be edge-incused into the coin. (ii) Preservation of distinctive edge .— The edge-incusing of the inscriptions under clause (i) on coins issued under this subsection shall be done in a manner that preserves the distinctive edge of the coin so that the denomination of the coin is readily discernible, including by individuals who are blind or visually impaired. (D) Reverse design selection .— The designs selected for the reverse of the coins described under this subsection— (i) shall be chosen by the Secretary after consultation with the Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate, the Congressional Native American Caucus of the House of Representatives, the Commission of Fine Arts, and the National Congress of American Indians; (ii) shall be reviewed by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee; (iii) may depict individuals and events such as— (I) the creation of Cherokee written language; (II) the Iroquois Confederacy; (III) Wampanoag Chief Massasoit; (IV) the “Pueblo Revolt”; (V) Olympian Jim Thorpe; (VI) Ely S. Parker, a general on the staff of General Ulysses S. Grant and later head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs; and (VII) code talkers who served the United States Armed Forces during World War I and World War II; and (iv) in the case of a design depicting the contribution of an individual Native American to the development of the United States and the history of the United States, shall not depict the individual in a size such that the coin could be considered to be a “2-headed” coin. (E) Inscription of “in god we trust” .— The design on the obverse or the reverse shall bear the inscription “In God We Trust”.


31 USC § 5112(r)(2)

Scoping language

None identified, default scope is assumed to be the parent (subchapter II) of this section.
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