The Native American Mint of California has recently released an exciting new series of silver proof coins honoring some of North Americas largest native tribes. Each proof silver coin represents a different tribe from across the continent, and features images of animals that played a critical role in the representative tribes environment. The first of these is the 2015 1 oz Proof Alaska Eskimo Polar Bear Silver Coin, available on JM Bullion.
- Ships in a plastic capsule to protect the coins satin finish.
- Contains 1 troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of 1 Dollar issued by the Native American Mint.
- Coin DOES NOT have legal tender status in the United States.
- Features the image of Eskimo tribal members on the obverse.
- A pair of polar bears are featured on the coins reverse side.
Each of these coins from the first release in the proof series honors the Eskimo tribes of Alaska. Broadly speaking, Eskimo is actually a term for indigenous peoples who traditionally inhabited various parts of the northern circumpolar region of the world, stretching from Siberia in eastern Russia into Alaska, across Canada, and as far as Greenland.
On the obverse of these coins youll find the image of three members of an Eskimo tribe, complete with traditional dress. Engravings include the words Eskimo at the top, and 999 Silver 2015 One Dollar One Ounce stretching from left to right along the bottom of the coins obverse.
The reverse side of the coin includes the image of an adult polar bear and its young cub walking along the ice caps of the Arctic Circle. Engravings on this side include Alaska Polar Bear and America.
These 2015 1 oz Proof Alaska Eskimo Polar Bear Silver Coins have a face value listed on them as One Dollar, but do not have status as legal tender coins. The United States Mint is the only entity with the authority to issue legal tender face values to American coinage.
Each coin has a satin finish, which indicates a finish that is mirror-like in nature, but does not reach the level of a brilliant proof. These coins are products of the Native American Mint, and represent a planned series of 50 coins.
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