Made famous by the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Crazy Horse is remembered for his bravery and tactical skill as a leader of the Oglala band of Lakota Sioux. Born around 1840, Crazy Horse rose to become the war leader of the Oglala and guided the tribe through more than a decade of warfare on the Great Plains as American settlers encroached on historic Native American lands. Right now, 1 oz Copper Lakota Crazy Horse Rounds are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside protective plastic flips or plastic tubes of 20!
- Stoic portrait of Crazy Horse!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine copper.
- On the obverse is a front-facing relief of Crazy Horse.
- The reverse face of the round comes with an image of the American bison.
Each 1 oz Copper Lakota Crazy Horse Round comes to you in brand-new condition from the mint. The copper rounds are housed individually in plastic flips or by multiples of 20 copper rounds inside plastic tubes. The copper rounds in this release have a beautiful portrait of Crazy Horse on the obverse as one of the latest commemorative releases featuring the famed tribal leader of the Oglala band.
It is unknown exactly what year Crazy Horse was born, but most scholars agree it was between 1840 and 1845. He was born into the Lakota tribe of Sioux people, but his parents came from different bands within the Lakota Sioux. His father, also known as Crazy Horse, was a member of the Oglala, while his mother was of the Miniconjou band. As an adult himself, Crazy Horse would become the “shirt wearer,” or war leader, of the Oglala band.
On the obverse of Copper Lakota Crazy Horse Rounds is a portrait of the Oglala war leader. The stoic effigy captures Crazy Horse in front-facing relief. In the traditional Lakota orthography, his name was Thasunjke Witko, a name that translates into English as “His Horse is Crazy.” Americans came to know him as Crazy Horse. His bravery and tactical skill in battle earned him the respect of his allies and enemies alike.
The reverse face of 1 oz Copper Lakota Crazy Horse Rounds comes with a depiction of the American bison. The buffalo, known to the Lakota as Tatanka, were an important part of both the everyday life and spiritual practices of the Lakota. For example, either the head of a buffalo or a symbol of the buffalo was used in nearly all religious and spiritual ceremonies among the tribes. The buffalo was sacred to the Lakota, in part, because of its self-sacrifice in giving everything until all was gone.
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