The Lenape tribe of Native Americans once lived in a widely dispersed range that covered much of the eastern seaboard of the United States from New York through Pennsylvania and Delaware. Today, the Lenape are represented in the latest release of the Native American Mint’s Proof Silver Dollar series. The 2018 1 oz Proof Silver New Jersey Lenape Thoroughbred Horse Coin is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed in a protective plastic capsule!
- Fifteenth design release in the Native American Dollar Series and second issue of 2018!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of One Dollar is fully backed by the Lenape tribe.
- Obverse bears the image of a Lenape warrior in traditional, tribal dress.
- Reverse includes the design of two thoroughbred horses.
Thoroughbreds are a breed of horse best known for their ability on the race track, originating in the nation of England. The horses are known to be tall, slim, and athletic. Beyond racing, the thoroughbred is used in various other equestrian sports. Thoroughbreds originated in the 17th and 18th century as they are known today, and were the result of crossbreeding from important stallions of Arabian, Barb, and Turkoman bloodlines.
All 2018 1 oz Proof Silver New Jersey Lenape Thoroughbred Horse Coins are available inside protective capsules and represent the landmark 15th issue in the Native American Mint’s series of silver coins. Although the coins are not legal tender in the United States, each one features a face value of One Dollar backed by the issuing tribe.
Lenape people are represented in this 15th issue of the series. Historically, the Lenape called the woodlands of Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, pre-colonial New York City and Long Island home. As the Europeans and Americans began to expand territories on the eastern seaboard, the Lenape were pushed westward and north into Ontario, Canada.
On the obverse of the 2018 1 oz Proof Silver New Jersey Lenape Thoroughbred Horse Coin you’ll see a portrait of a Lenape tribal member. Modern Lenape people predominantly live in Oklahoma, with some communities residing in Wisconsin and Ontario. The Lenape were known as matrilocal societies, meaning married couples lived with or near the wife’s family.
The reverse of the New Jersey Lenape Thoroughbred Horse Coin. The thoroughbred breed of horse is considered “hot-blooded,” a typical characteristic of successful racing horses. The state of New Jersey was not only home to the Lenape, it is a hotbed of horse racing in the United States. The US Equestrian Team and The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association call the state home.
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