This round honors Crazy Horse, the indigenous figure from American history who was respected by his people and his enemies, the US Army, and the federal government. What he accomplished in the field of battle earned him this respect. Now, he is remembered in this 1 oz .999 pure copper round.
- Made of 1 Troy oz .999 pure copper.
- Obverse side has an image of Crazy Horse
- On the reverse is an American bison
- Matte-like finish
- Honors Lakota Crazy Horse, respected indigenous warrior
While Crazy Horse did not live long, he made up for it in the short time that he had. He was born in 1840 and quickly rose to be a mighty warrior in defense of his people as the United States and white settlers began to encroach on the Lakota tribe. His name will be forever remembered in the history of 19th-century America.
Sometimes referred to as the Teton Sioux, the Lakota tribe was one of the three tribes that were part of the Great Sioux Nation. The Lakota lived all over North and South Dakota and a little into Montana, Nebraska, and Minnesota. Today they number over 115,000 and live in North and South Dakota.
The obverse of this round has Crazy Horse as if he is looking dead at the viewer. Here he is peaceful and wearing the clothes of a Lakota warrior. Details include his hair blowing across his face, a feather sticking up out of the back of his head, and lightning bolt warpaint. Behind him is a tribal pattern that looks like a sun coming up behind him. Written above him is ‘LAKOTA’. Crazy Horse fought in the Black Hills War and was instrumental in the Fetterman Fight as well as the Battle of Little Bighorn.
On the reverse side of the round is a picture of the American bison. Known in America as a buffalo, this animal was very important to the American Plains tribes as they relied on it for food and clothing. It was also significant to them spiritually. The settlers killed them by the thousands much to the horror of the tribes. This is one of the reasons they fought so intensively with the settlers. This design is very much like the James Earle Fraser design which was on the 1913 nickel known as the ‘Buffalo Nickel’.
These 1 oz Lakota Crazy Horse Copper Rounds would make a great addition to your collection and would make a great gift to any US History buff. Get yours today.