This book documents the depiction of Native Americans on United States coins. Some depictions are of actual Native American individuals, others represent a composite of known Native American individuals, while some are idealized or generalized images.
Some of the coins are regular issues of the United States Mint intended primarily for circulation. These coins are usually included in uncirculated and proof editions by the Mint. Other coins are commemoratives or collectables which are issued only in uncirculated and/or mint editions. While these are also legal tender, their collection value exceeds their denominated value, and in some cases the “melt value” of the metal from which they were coined.