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IDAHO BLACKFOOT Indians Porcupine Native State 1 Oz Silver Coin 1$ Dollar Jamul 2015


Beautiful 1 Oz Silver 999 second issue of an exciting silver dollar series honoring prominent Native American tribes and animals. This 2015 Idaho issue honors the Blackfoot Indians and Porcupine. Made by the US Indian sovereign nation the coin is housed in a luxury wooden stand up presentation box. Certificate of authenticity included. Mintage only 5.000 pieces worldwide.

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50 Native State Silver Dollars, Blackfoot Indians and Porcupine
The "50 Native State Silver Dollars" combine the idea of the successful US State Quarters and the rich tradition of the American Native Indians - in 1 oz. pure silver. America was a nation of tribes long before it was a nation of states and counties.
Each of the 50 issues honours a US State together with the corresponding Indian Nation - in recognition of the important contributions made by Indian tribes. All coins depict an animal that is typic for the state, as well as a magnificent Indian Tribal image.
The Blackfoot Confederacy or Niitsitapi is the collective name of three First Nation band governments in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. It is also a Native American tribe in Montana, United States. There are three tribes in Canada, the Siksika ("Blackfeet"), the Kainai or Kainah ("Bloods") and the Northern Piegan ("Poor Robes") or Peigan or Pikuni, and one tribe in the United States: the Southern Piegan ("Poor Robes") or Pikuni in Montana.
Historically, the member peoples of the Confederacy were nomadic bison hunters and trout fishermen, who ranged across large areas of the northern Great Plains of Western North America, specifically the semi-arid shortgrass prairie ecological region. They followed the bison herds as they migrated between what are now the United States and Canada, as far north as Bow River. In the first half of the 18th century, they acquired horses and firearms from white traders and their Cree and Assiniboine go-betweens. The Blackfoot used these to expand their territory at the expense of neighboring tribes. Now riding horses, the Blackfoot and other Plains tribes could also extend the range of their buffalo hunts.
The systematic commercial bison hunting by white hunters in the 19th century nearly ended the bison herds and permanently changed Native American life on the Great Plains, since their main food was no longer abundant. Periods of starvation and deprivation followed, and the Blackfoot tribe was forced to adopt ranching and farming, settling in permanent reservations. In the 1870s, they signed treaties with both the United States and Canada, ceding most of their lands in exchange for annuities of food and medical aid, as well as help in learning to farm. Nevertheless, the Blackfoot have worked to maintain their traditional language and culture in the face of assimilationist policies of the both the U.S. and Canada.
Porcupines are rodents with a coat of sharp spines, or quills, that protect them against predators. The term covers two families of animals, the Old World porcupines and New World porcupines. Both families belong to the Hystricognathi branch of the vast order Rodentia, both display similar coats of quills, but they still are quite different and are not closely related.

  • CountryUnited States
  • Year2015
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)39
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)5.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin's reverse depicts a Porcupine. On top of the coin the inscriptions "IDAHO PORCUPINE" and "JAMUL SOVEREIGN NATION". On bottom the inscritpion "AMERICA". The coin's obverse depicts a face of a Blackfoot Indian. On bottom the Silver fineness, the issue date, the face value and the Silver weight.