One of the more enduring symbols of Native American culture in the United States is the dream catcher. Widely assumed, given its name, to relate only to our dreams, in Native American culture the dream catcher is actually a symbol of many things. Today, the 2017 1 oz Silver Niue Apache Dream Catcher Coin is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective display box with Certificate of Authenticity.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $2 (NZD) is fully backed by Niue’s government.
- Obverse includes the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features the image of an Apache dreamcatcher.
- Beautiful colorized proof coin!
The primary design feature of the 2017 1 oz Silver Niue Apache Dream Catcher Coin is that of a dream catcher. Although the engravings on this coin read “Apache Dream Catcher,” the concept of the dream catcher actually originated with the Ojibwe tribes.
Ojibwe people would make their dream catcher as hand-woven willow hoops with decorative items such as beads and feathers. One of the original uses of the dream catcher was as a tool for signs of a bountiful harvest. If the feathers ruffled more than 5 times in one night, a bountiful harvest was sure to come.
The use of the dream catcher by other tribal nations occurred slowly at first, spreading from Ojibwe territories to other tribes through intermarriage and trade. It wasn’t until the 1960s and 1970s that the Pan-Indian Movement spread it to all tribes, where today it stands as a symbol of unity and identification among Native American and First Nation tribes in North America.
On the reverse of all 2017 1 oz Silver Niue Apache Dream Catcher Coins is the image of a dream catcher, with a woven inset in the coin’s design on a beautifully colorized background field. The hues of red, orange and yellow paint the scene of a desert sunset in the American Southwest, where the Apache tribes have long occupied stretches of New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, and parts of three states in Mexico.
The obverse of the 2017 1 oz Silver Niue Apache Dream Catcher Coin includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, this image is the fourth-generation depiction of the Queen since she ascended to the throne in 1952. She is the longest reigning monarch now in British history.
All 2017 1 oz Silver Niue Apache Dream Catcher Coins are available to you inside of protective display boxes, which house your coin for safety and protect it from damage. With your purchase you also receive a numbered Certificate of Authenticity to validate the content and quality of your coin.
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