2015 1 oz Proof Pennsylvania Iroquois Skunk Silver Coin
An immensely popular coin series already, this next offering, the fifth, will continue the tradition established with the first four coins in the series. Each coin arrives in a plastic capsule designed to protect the coins finish and contains one Troy ounce of .999 pure silver. War and spirituality were constants in Iroquois culture, and this superbly minted coin captures both sides of that ledger in brilliant silver.
Obverse—known for both war and diplomacy, the obverse side of this coin celebrates the former with the steely image of an imposing Iroquois warrior casting a baleful eye upon some unseen enemy beyond the horizon. The tribal name “Iroquois” is engraved across the top with the words “999 Silver 2015 One Dollar One Ounce” along the bottom of the coin.
Reverse—adorning the reverse face of the coin, an image of the Pennsylvania striped skunk appears. An animal the Iroquois would have been intimately familiar with, skunks were sought after for their warm pelts and interesting coloring. The words “Pennsylvania Skunk” is engraved on the top and “America” on the coin’s bottom rim. “Jamul Sovereign Nation” is engraved above the skunk’s back, and represents the tribal group responsible for the coin’s mintage.
Exquisitely rendered, each coin is sold with a mirror like background and finish, which is indicative of a satin finish proof coin. Delivering numismatic excellence, backed up with a Certificate of Authenticity, these coins make an outstanding addition to the collection of any coin enthusiast, history buff, or admirer of Native American culture.