Long before the existence of the United States Mint, Native American nations across North America were trading with one another and creating intricate artistic designs. The first Native American designs to grace the surfaces of coins also came about before the founding of the US Mint. Now, the Native American Mint is releasing an inspiring series of state coins representing various tribes from across the United States. Right now, the first-ever bullion coin from the Native American Mint is available in the form of the 2015 1 oz Sioux Buffalo Silver Coin.
- 1st bullion silver coin ever struck by the Native American Mint!
- Arrives in an individual plastic flip, plastic tubes of 20, or boxes of 500.
- Contains 1 troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of 1 Dollar issued by the sovereign Sioux nation.
- Coins is NOT legal tender in the United States.
- Obverse depicts a Sioux chieftain in full battle regalia.
- Reverse features the iconic buffalo.
The indigenous Native American tribes located within the boundaries of the United States of America are federally recognized as sovereign nations under both the Constitution of the United States and subsequent treaties. As such, the Native American Mint planned the release of this first-ever silver bullion coin, with a face value.
However, the ability to release any coinage with legal tender status and face value in the United States remains the sole privilege of the United States Mint. These coins from the Native American Mint are the only non-US government coins available in the marketplace which are distinctly American.
On the obverse side of each 2015 1 oz Sioux Buffalo Silver coin is the image of a Sioux chieftain in full battle dress. This particular design represents the Oglala Sioux Tribe of Pine Ridge, which is the largest of the Sioux nations in North America.
The reverse side of the coin features the image of a massive buffalo. North America’s largest land mammal, the buffalo was a staple of Native American life on the continent for centuries. Tribes followed the roaming beasts to ensure their own survival. Relying on the beasts for food, clothing, and even shelter.
Each coin is struck by the Native American Mint, which is located in Torrance, California. The mint captures the beauty of more than 400 years of Native American artistry on its coins.
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