The Rappahannock people were among the first indigenous tribes on the North American continent to come into direct contact with European settlers landing on soil that is today part of the United States of America. The Rappahannock people are represented in the 5th issue of Native American Proof Silver Dollars in 2018. Today, 2018 1 oz Proof Virginia Rappahannock Big Eared Bat Silver Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of protective plastic capsules!
- 18th coin issued in the Native American Proof Silver Dollar Series and 5th in 2018!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- The face value of 1 Dollar is backed by the Rappahannock people.
- Obverse features the image of a Rappahannock tribal member.
- The reverse includes the design of the Big Eared Bat.
- Represents Virginia in the Native American Dollar Series.
- Coins are NOT legal tender in the United States.
- Issued by the Native American Mint.
Each of the coins in the Native American Proof Silver Dollar Series is issued by the Native American Mint on behalf of the tribe or people represented in the designs on the obverse. The silver coins in this series feature designs reflective of an individual tribe, their historic range within North America, and an animal species either relevant to tribal life or prevalent in the region.
All of the 2018 1 oz Proof Virginia Rappahannock Big Eared Bat Silver Coins in this product listing come with a protective capsule to secure the coin for years to come. The Native American Proof Silver Dollar Series reflects the historic tribes and regions of North America upon which they were originally found.
The Rappahannock people are one of the oldest and most significant in American history, though not for reasons the people of the tribe might like to remember. The Rappahannock were a dominant Algonquin-speaking tribe living in the Rappahannock River Valley of modern-day Virginia in 1607 when word spread of a group of explorers navigating the James River. These people were, in fact, the first British settlers putting down roots in the New World who would eventually found Jamestown.
Today, the Rappahannock people number just 500 and are one of the 11 state-recognized tribes in the state of Virginia. The people of the historic Rappahannock region feature on the 2018 1 oz Proof Virginia Rappahannock Big Eared Bat Silver coin.
On the obverse side of the 2018 Rappahannock Big Eared Bat Silver Coin, you’ll find the effigy of a tribal member from this group. Included on this side of the coin are engravings of the tribal name, weight, purity, metal content, year of issue, and face value of the coins.
The reverse face of 2018 1 oz Proof Rappahannock Big Eared Bat Silver coins feature the image of the creature referenced in the name. The big eared bat, better known as the Townsend’s big-eared bat, is a medium-sized bat with long, flexible ears. These particular bats are commonly found throughout Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
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