The 2018 Proof Nevada Shoshone Desert Tortoise 1 oz Silver Coin is the 14th total design released in the series of silver dollars issued by the Native American Mint. The mint releases fresh designs each year, with the representation of a different tribe, state and an animal native to the area. The desert tortoise is the 1st design released in 2018 and is made from .999 pure silver. These beautifully designed silver coins with highly detailed artwork on them are highly sought after by investors and collectors both. They make a great addition to your collection of Native American themed coins.
The Native American Silver Dollar Series is a highly collectible series of coins. With the release of each new coin, each year, a different tribe is represented. The obverse of each of the coins features the image of one or more members of the tribe being represented.
The 2018 Proof Nevada Shoshone Desert Tortoise 1 oz Silver Coin kicked off 2018 with representing the Shoshone tribe. This Native American tribe is divided into four divisions, each with its own distinct language. The Shoshone can be found in Nevada, southeastern Idaho, and Wyoming.
The obverse design of the 2018 Proof Nevada Shoshone Desert Tortoise 1 oz Silver Coin features the image of a Shoshone tribal member in traditional dress, with a full feathered headdress. The Shoshone can be found inhabiting in Nevada and the northern parts of Utah.
The reverse design of the 2018 Proof Nevada Shoshone Desert Tortoise 1 oz Silver Coin features artwork depicting a desert tortoise walking with confidence. The desert tortoise is found across several parts of the southwestern United States and around northwestern Mexico. These beautiful tortoises can live for as long as 80 years, but are considered to be a vulnerable species as a result of habit destruction and their relatively low reproductive rate. Also featured on the reverse of the coin are the words Nevada Desert Tortoise and Jamul Sovereign Nation, America.
While these coins are not considered to be legal tender in the United States at large, they are backed by the Shoshone Tribe, which is recognized by the United States government as a sovereign nation.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||Native American Mint|
|Condition||Brilliant Uncirculated Proof|
|Product Series||Native American Silver Dollar|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|