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In early 1998, an Apollo Astronaut coin proposed by Daniel Carr was considered by the US Mint and Congress as a possible design for a new circulating small-size dollar. Renderings of it were featured in numerous publications including Coin World (front pages - March 30, 1998 and April 13, 1998 issues).

Later in 1998 the Dollar Coin Design Advisory Committee (DCDAC) was convened in Philadelphia with the purpose of deciding what woman to portray on a new US "Golden" $1 circulating coin. Committee members included Mint Director Philip Diehl and Delaware Congressman Michael Castle. A Bessie Coleman concept was designed and presented to the committee in person by Daniel Carr. During the DCDAC deliberations, the Bessie Coleman proposal was in second place behind Sacagawea as the committee's choice. A photograph of the Bessie Coleman design was taken by an Associated Press (AP) photographer, and that picture was distributed to newspapers across the country. Many newspapers that ran stories about the DCDAC meeting also printed that photograph as the only visual record of the meeting.

In early 1999, the US Mint held a limited invitational design competition for the new Sacagawea "Golden" dollar coin. Although not initially invited, a concept designed by Daniel Carr was one of only two designs accepted from outside artists in the competition.

The Eagle side of Daniel Carr's Sacagawea concept was one of seven US Mint finalists in the competition for the “tails” side of the actual Sacagawea dollar coin (see below).   This design had evolved from his original Apollo Astronaut reverse concept.

Later in 1999, Daniel Carr was invited by the US Mint, along with 15 other Artists and 10 Mint staff, to submit designs for all five of the 2001 state quarters. Carr's designs were eventually chosen and used for the actual New York and Rhode Island state quarters.   The US Mint paid an honorarium to Mr. Carr for the two designs.

More information about Daniel Carr's Dollar coin designs can be seen at: Mike Wallace's Small Dollars web page

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2019-D Apollo Astronaut "golden" dollar prototype over-strike, less than 10 left
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2019-D Apollo Astronaut "golden" dollar prototype over-strike, less than 10 left
Private pattern of a design to be submitted to the US Mint and Congress.
2014-D Baseball Commemorative Concept Pattern Dollar, Brass, only 22 minted [limit one per household]
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2014-D Baseball Commemorative Concept Pattern Dollar, Brass, only 22 minted [limit one per household]
Baseball hall of fame, 39mm, Brass, Proof-like Finish.
2014-D Baseball Commemorative Concept Pattern Dollar, Copper, only 21 minted [limit one per household]
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2014-D Baseball Commemorative Concept Pattern Dollar, Copper, only 21 minted [limit one per household]
Baseball hall of fame, 39mm, Pure Copper, Proof-like Finish.
2014-D Baseball Commemorative Concept Pattern Dollar, one troy oz 999 SILVER, only 19 minted [limit one per household]
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2014-D Baseball Commemorative Concept Pattern Dollar, one troy oz 999 SILVER, only 19 minted [limit one per household]
Baseball hall of fame, 39mm, 999 Silver (1 Troy Oz), Proof-like Finish.
USNA 2012 $1, 25mm, Brass, Satin
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USNA 2012 $1, 25mm, Brass, Satin
United States of North America Fantasy Pattern - not government-issue legal tender
USNA 2012 $1, 25mm, Pure Copper, Satin
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USNA 2012 $1, 25mm, Pure Copper, Satin
United States of North America Fantasy Pattern - not government-issue legal tender
USNA 2012 $2, 30mm, Pure Copper, Satin
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USNA 2012 $2, 30mm, Pure Copper, Satin
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USNA 2012 $10, 25mm, 1/4 Troy Oz 999 Silver, Satin
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USNA 2012 $10, 25mm, 1/4 Troy Oz 999 Silver, Satin
United States of North America Fantasy Pattern - not government-issue legal tender
USNA 2012 $20, 30mm, 1/2 Troy Oz 999 Silver, Satin
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USNA 2012 $20, 30mm, 1/2 Troy Oz 999 Silver, Satin
United States of North America Fantasy Pattern - not government-issue legal tender
USNA 2010 Concept Trade Dollar Set of 3, Special Holder, Satin Brass, Riding Liberty, Feathered Liberty Head, Seated Liberty
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USNA 2010 Concept Trade Dollar Set of 3, Special Holder, Satin Brass, Riding Liberty, Feathered Liberty Head, Seated Liberty
United States of North America Fantasy Pattern - not government-issue legal tender
USNA 2010 Trade Dollar, Brass, Satin, Seated Liberty
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USNA 2010 Trade Dollar, Brass, Satin, Seated Liberty
United States of North America Fantasy Pattern - not government-issue legal tender
USNA 2010 Trade Dollar, Brass, Satin, Feathered Liberty Head
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USNA 2010 Trade Dollar, Brass, Satin, Feathered Liberty Head
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USNA 2010 Trade Dollar, Brass, Satin, Riding Liberty
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USNA 2010 Trade Dollar, Brass, Satin, Riding Liberty
United States of North America Fantasy Pattern - not government-issue legal tender
2001 Bessie Coleman "golden" dollar prototype - US Mint reverse, without "Peace", SILVER prooflike
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2001 Bessie Coleman "golden" dollar prototype - US Mint reverse, without "Peace", SILVER prooflike
Private pattern of a design under consideration by the US Mint and Congress.
2001 Bessie Coleman "golden" dollar prototype - US Mint reverse, with "Peace", SILVER prooflike
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2001 Bessie Coleman "golden" dollar prototype - US Mint reverse, with "Peace", SILVER prooflike
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2001 Apollo Astronaut "golden" dollar prototype, SILVER prooflike
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2001 Apollo Astronaut "golden" dollar prototype, SILVER prooflike
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2001 Bessie Coleman "golden" dollar prototype - "USA" reverse, SILVER prooflike
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2001 Bessie Coleman "golden" dollar prototype - "USA" reverse, SILVER prooflike
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2009 Apollo Astronaut $2 prototype, bi-metallic silver/brass satin
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2009 Apollo Astronaut $2 prototype, bi-metallic silver/brass satin
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2009 Apollo Astronaut $2 prototype, bi-metallic silver/brass prooflike
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2009 Apollo Astronaut $2 prototype, bi-metallic silver/brass prooflike
Private pattern of a design under consideration by the US Mint and Congress.
2001 Bessie Coleman "golden" dollar prototype - US Mint reverse, without "Peace", satin brass
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2001 Bessie Coleman "golden" dollar prototype - US Mint reverse, without "Peace", satin brass
Private pattern of a design under consideration by the US Mint and Congress.
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