On Friday, November 25th, the U.S. Mint announced the design for the 2012 Native American dollar. The theme will be "Trade Routes in the 17th Century." The reverse features the side profile of a Native American and a horse, with horses galloping in the background. In my opinion, this design is a huge step up from this year's, and is probably the best design yet of the Native American dollar program, or at #2 compared to 2010's design with a bundle of arrows. A release date is yet to be announced, but it would probably be in February or March, 2012.