Part of the new Proof Silver State Dollars program, this round is from the Native American Mint and is part of a series that features a state, a tribe associated with that state, often they are from that exact area, and an animal integral to the tribe. These coins reflect the sovereign status of Native American tribes and are instrumental in honoring tribal history and culture spanning centuries. Adding to their collectibility is the fact that they are the only American, non-U.S. government coins available in the marketplace.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Coins come encapsulated.
- Obverse: A Navajo Indian is framed, a cloak of sorts wrapped around her neck and face. This is a vivid depiction of the perseverance of the Native American tribe. Around the rim is the weight of 1 troy oz, the purity, and the year.
- Reverse: "New Mexico Cougar" lines the top, with a Cougar below perched on rocks in a relaxed pose.
- These are non-circulating, legally authorized coins by a federally recognized sovereign nation, but are not legal tender.
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The designs on these Silver coins represent the history and culture of Native American tribes. Add this unique piece of Native American culture to your cart today!
Indigenous Native American tribes have tribal sovereignty in the United States, giving them the authority to govern themselves within the borders of the United States. These tribes are considered "domestic dependent nations," which is a form of parallel sovereignty within the U.S. constitutional framework.
This coin is an official commercial item that represents the tribe, but there is no legal face value, as tribes are not allowed to create their own currencies. This ability is reserved for the federal government.