Note: These items are on a slight delay. We expect to ship these by 8/17/2017. Because these items are on delay, your entire order will ship upon their arrival.
The eclipse is a sacred event in Native American culture, and this is the first time such an occurrence has been honored with a coin.
The unique curved Eclipse coin is one of only approximately a dozen such coins using this technology issued worldwide and offers a maximum mintage of only 5,000 coins.
The Great American Total Solar Eclipse will take place on August 21, 2017 and will cross the USA from Oregon to South Carolina. For local eclipse information in your area, visit www.eclipse2017.org/.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Coin comes in a protective plastic capsule inside a black display box with a certificate of authenticity.
- Obverse: Depicts the moon in its path across the earth.
- Reverse: Features a colorized striking image of the moon in front of the sun.
- This coin is legally authorized by the Oglala Lakota Sioux Sovereign Nation for collector use. Royalties from coin sales will go to support the One Spirit reservation 501 charity.
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The Oglala Lakota NationThe Oglala Lakota Nation is based out of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. There are about 50,000 registered members of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Sovereign Nation. A significant majority of those tribespeople live on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, an area fortunate enough to receive 98% visibility of the 2017 total solar eclipse. The reservation carves approximately 11,000 square miles out of southwestern South Dakota for the personal use of the Oglala Lakota people and is the eighth-largest Reservation in the Unites States. The reservation shares a border with Nebraska to the south and abuts Badlands National Park to the north. The Oglala, a Lakota word meaning “Scatter Their Own”, are one of the seven bands of the Titowan, or Lakota, division of the Great Sioux Nation. Some Oglala people spurn the term “Sioux” for their tribe, as that word originated as a slur used against them by the Chippewa tribe.
There is not a written history of the Oglala Lakota coming into being. Oral history passed down by the elders relate stories about the origin of the name Oglala and leads scholars to believe the Oglala emerged as a distinct group sometime in the 18th century.
Commemorate the Solar Eclipse with the Silver Solar Eclipse Curved CoinThe 2017 1 oz Silver Solar Eclipse Curved Proof Coin commemorates a practically unique occurrence in the United States. The August 21, 2017 event marks the first total solar eclipse visible from the lower 48 states since February 26, 1979; even that was only visible in the northwestern states. One must look much further back in history to find a similar event. The last comparable total solar eclipse, where the window of totality took place exclusively over what is now the United States, was in 1776!
The lovely Silver Solar Eclipse coin celebrates the magnitude of this event. What better way to commemorate this once-in-many-lifetimes occurrence than with something that stands the test of time as beautifully as a Precious Metal coin? A collector with a parallel interest in astronomy, history or Native American culture would surely treasure the 2017 Silver Solar Eclipse Curved Proof Coin.