The silver coins for sale in the Silver Proof Dollar Series from the Native American Mint offer collectors a chance to own designs honoring the indigenous peoples of North America. From recognized Native American tribes in the United States to recognized First Nations people in Canada, the series explores the people that have called North America home for thousands of years. Right now, 2021 1 oz Proof Silver South Carolina Santee Bottlenose Dolphin Coins are available to purchase at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective acrylic capsule!
- Third design of 2021 and the 36th of the Silver Proof Dollar Series!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of One Dollar backed by the Jamul Sovereign Nation.
- The obverse depicts a member of the Santee tribe.
- On the reverse is an image of the bottlenose dolphin.
- Released for the Santee people.
- Presented on behalf of South Carolina in this collection.
- Coins are NOT legal tender.
Each 2021 1 oz Proof Silver South Carolina Santee Bottlenose Dolphin Coin is available to you brand-new from the mint. The coins are packaged individually in protective acrylic capsules and come with a unique satin-proof finish. The satin finish presents a satin-like frost on the design elements with mirrored fields.
The Santee people represent one of the few remaining tribes from the Siouan-speaking people not living in the Great Plains. Many of the tribes had migrated to the Great Plains from the Atlantic Coast of North America before the arrival of Europeans. The discovery of earthwork mounds from the Mississippian culture dating to between 1000 and 1500 CE along the shores of Lake Marion in what is now South Carolina points to the origins of the Santee in this area.
The obverse side of 2021 Proof Silver South Carolina Santee Bottlenose Dolphin Coins features a bust of an indigenous member of the Santee. The earthwork mounds from the area around Lake Marion point to prehistoric indigenous peoples in the area who likely spoke Catawba and existed there before the people that became the Santee emerged from the tribes in that area.
On the reverse face of the 2021 1 oz Proof Silver Santee Bottlenose Dolphin Coin is one of the ocean’s most playful figures. The bottlenose is a species of oceanic dolphin that has three identified species: common bottlenose, Indo-Pacific, and Burrunan. The common bottlenose is found up and down the Atlantic Coast of the United States.
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