2018 1 oz Silver Proof State Dollars Shoshone Nevada Tortoise
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Product DetailsPart 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 from that exact area) and an animal integral to the tribe.
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.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Coins come in a protective plastic capsule.
- Obverse: An incredible portrait of an Shoshone Indian in typical ceremonial dress. Around the rim is the weight of 1 troy oz, the purity and the year.
- Reverse: The animals in this series are selected based off animals the tribes would have come into contact with and animals associated with each state. The Nevada state coin features the tortoise.
- 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!
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.
Nevada designated the desert tortoise as the official state reptile in 1989. Found in the extreme southwest of Nevada, the desert tortoise is the largest reptile in the southwest and can live more than 70 years.
The largest native land tortoise in North America, the desert tortoise is listed as threatened on the U.S. Endangered Species Act and is protected throughout its range. The population has decreased by as much as 90 percent in some areas since the 1980s due to vandalism, predation, disease, and collection for pets (now illegal). Habitat loss from mining, livestock grazing, off-road vehicles, and development are also major factors threatening this ancient animal.
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