The Hawaiian Monk Seal is a unique species of earless seal that is represented on the Proof Native American Mint along with the Native Hawaiians. One of the more diverse indigenous tribal groups in the Americas, Native Hawaiians first came to the island chain in the 3rd century and still have significant numbers among the population of the islands. Provident Metals currently has 2017 Proof Hawaii Hawaiian Monk Seal 1 oz Silver Coins available to purchase online.
When you purchase a 2017 Proof Hawaii Hawaiian Monk Seal 1 oz Silver Coin, the item you receive comes with an individual protective plastic capsule. The coins are available to you as proof specimens with frosted visuals and mirrored fields for visual contrast on the finished product. Though each coin has a 1 Dollar face value, the coins are not legal tender as only the United States Mint has the authority to issue legal tender coins in the US.
The obverse design element of the 2017 Proof Hawaii Hawaiian Monk Seal 1 oz Silver Coins includes the image of a tribal leader of the Native Hawaiians. Clothed in ceremonial dress, he stands in a front-facing pose as though hes ready to address his people. Inscriptions include Hawaiians and 999 Silver 2017 One Dollar One Ounce.
On the reverse side of 2017 Proof Hawaii Hawaiian Monk Seal 1 oz Silver Coins, you will find the image of the Hawaiian Monk Seal. The monk seal subspecies are all earless seals and once featured three distinctive members of the subspecies. These included the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Hawaiian Monk Seals. The Caribbean Monk Seal is now extinct with the Mediterranean and Hawaiian subspecies listed as endangered.
There are many theories that attempt to explain how Native Hawaiians came to the islands and when this occurred. One of the common origin theories suggests that Polynesians first arrived in Hawaii in the 3rd century BCE from the Marquesas region and were then followed by Tahitians in the 14th century. Tahitians are said to have conquered the earlier Polynesians who had arrived in the islands. Today, a total of 527,000 people identify as Native Hawaiians. Roughly 156,000 of those people identify as only Native Hawaiian, while around 371,000 identify as Native Hawaiian and one or more other races of Pacific Islanders.
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|Producer||Native American Mint|
|Condition||Brilliant Uncirculated Proof|
|Product Series||Native American|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $99 Ship Free|