There is a 400 year long history of Native American designs and images being featured on coins and currency in North America. Today, tribes are choosing to tell their individual tribal histories by issuing coins as sovereign nations. This serves to expand tribal visibility and recognition of sovereignty world wide as collectors purchase tribal coins. Commemorative coins are approved by tribal authorities and issued with denominations in various precious metals.
For The Tribe, Coins…
… are an important demonstration of sovereign status, spread tribal history, culture, and recognition, become a part of the tribal patrimony, provide a royalty.
For The Collector, Coins…
… are a recognition of issuing legitimacy, open the door to tribal history and culture, offer an opportunity to own a unique item that can appreciate in value in the future, help support unprivaleged Native American people
“The United States recognizes a government-to-government relationship, as well as a unique legal and political relationship, with federally recognized tribes. This relationship is set forth in the Constitution of the United States, treaties, statutes, Executive Orders, administrative rules and regulations, and judicial decisions. Honoring these relationships and respecting the sovereignty of tribal nations is critical to advancing tribal self-determination and prosperity.”
President Barack Obama, June 26, 2013.