The people of the Cherokee Nation have a long, complex, and painful history with the federal government of the United States. Once among the largest native tribes in North America, the Cherokee were viewed as a civilized tribe because they were agrarian like European American settlers and stayed in settled villages. Today, the 2017 1 oz Proof Silver Georgia Cherokee Otter Silver Coin is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a plastic capsule to protect the coin’s finish.
- Fourth release of 2017!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of 1 Dollar issued by the Native American Mint.
- Coins DO NOT have legal tender status in the United States.
- Includes the image of a Cherokee Nation tribal member on the obverse.
- An otter is depicted on the reverse of the coin.
- Includes a brilliant satin finish.
Today, much of Cherokee Nation history in the American mindset focuses on the tragedy of the Trail of Tears. Members of the Cherokee Nation living in the state of Georgia were forcibly removed under horrid conditions on a forced march to a new home in Oklahoma. As many as 4,000 members of the tribe were said to have died during the march.
Modern members of the Cherokee people live in either North Carolina or Oklahoma. There are a total of 316,049 enrolled tribal members, with the vast majority calling the state of Oklahoma their home today. Some 819,105 people claimed Cherokee ancestry as of the 2010 United States census.
Your 2017 1 oz Proof Silver Georgia Cherokee Otter Coin ships inside of a protective plastic capsule to secure your investment in this collectible piece for years to come, and to protect its brilliant satin finish.
On the obverse of these 2017 1 oz Proof Silver Georgia Cherokee Otter coins you’ll find the image of a member of the Cherokee Nation. Historically speaking, the Cherokee people inhabited a wide swath of the southeastern United States that included the southwest portion of North Carolina, southeast Tennessee, western South Carolina, and northeastern Georgia.
The reverse of each Cherokee Otter Silver coin features the image of the playful, mischievous otter. The otter is a carnivorous animal that has a diverse species included 13 extant examples which range from semiaquatic to aquatic or marine. Included in the otter family are other weasel species such as the badger, honey badger, marten, mink, and wolverine.
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