This 2021 Uncirculated six-coin set in the Jamul Nation’s Native American series honors the four clans of the Dakota Nation of Minnesota. With the word “dakota” translating as ally, the common reverse features a pair of clasped hands as a symbol of friendship. Each coin’s obverse depicts a detail from daily life uniquely associated with the Dakota:
- 1¢ – maple leaf is a nod to creating syrup, a task done by tribal elders
- 5¢ – a food staple, wild rice growing along river banks was harvested by canoe
- 10¢ – lacrosse provided youths with essential training in hand-eye coordination
- 25¢ – fire of the 7 tribes symbolized important alliances
- 50¢ – Ghost Dance reunited the living with the spirits of the departed to fight on their behalf and guide them to peace and prosperity
- $1 – Big Eagle was chief of the Mdewakanton Clan and wore three eagle feathers to signify his different triumphs in battles with warring tribes.
The Jamul Nation is officially recognized as a sovereign nation by the U.S. government and is legally authorized to issue its own commemorative coins, including this handsome set honoring the Dakota. It comes in a colorfully illustrated display card and with a certificate of authenticity. Affordably priced – and with a mintage limited to 25,000 – this offer is expected to go quickly. Order now.