In 2015 the Native American Mint launched a series of proof dollar coins known as the Native Dollar Series. Each planned coin in the series represents a different state, associated Native American tribe, and an animal species that is either native to the area, important to the tribe represented in the design, or both. Right now, the 2017 1 oz Proof Indian Miami Mink Silver Coin is available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Ships in a plastic capsule to protect the coins finish.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of 1 Dollar issued by the Native American Mint.
- Coins DO NOT have legal tender status in the United States.
- Features the image of a Miami tribal member on the obverse.
- Design of a mink the reverse of the coin.
- Includes a brilliant satin finish.
The Native Dollars Series from the Native American Mint is designed to represent the different states of the United States with a particular tribe known to have lived or currently reside within its boundaries. Additionally, the reverse design of each highlights an animal either native to the local environment or important to the survival and culture of the tribe.
On the reverse of the 2017 1 oz Proof Indian Miami Mink Silver Coin youll find the image of a small mink. Engravings identify the state represented in this release in the Native Dollars Series, as well as the animal representative of that state.
Mink are dark-colored animals that come from the family Mustelidae. Similar to the weasel, otter, and ferret, the mink is a carnivorous, semiaquatic mammal that exists today as two separate extant species: the American mink and European mink. The sea mink is an extinct species in the family that was related to the American mink, but much larger in size.
The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma is a federally recognized tribe of Miami Indians, who originally lived largely within the boundaries of modern-day Indiana. The Miami People were known during early contact with Western explorers and conquerors as a Great Lakes tribe, inhabiting lands from Indiana into southwest Michigan in the west and western Ohio in the east.
On the obverse of all 2017 1 oz Proof Indiana Miami Mink Silver Coins youll find the image of a Miami tribal member. The Miami people inhabited large sections of the southern Great Lakes until 1846, at which point in time most had been resettled forcibly to the Indian Territory, which is now modern-day Oklahoma.
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