South Dakota 25 Goldback - 1/40th Troy Ounce 24k Gold - UPMA (Random Year)

  • Country: United States
  • Period: Federal Republic (1776-Date)
  • Type: Gold Bullion
  • Years: 2023-Date
  • Mint: United Precious Metals Association - Alpine, UT
  • Denomination: 25 GB
  • Currency: Goldback (2019-Date)
  • Composition: .9999 Gold
  • Diameter: 65mm x 155.5mm
  • Weight: .7775g
  • Condition: Brilliant Uncirculated - BU
  • Obverse: Laurea, symbolizing Honor, stands on a representation of Maiden’s Isle in Lake Kampeska, with a white pelican flying above. The scene is infused with elements from various Lakota legends, and the inscription “Honor to the Giver” complements the rich narrative
  • Reverse: A mirrored image of the obverse

Introducing Laurea, the embodiment of Honor, who graces the South Dakota 25 Goldback Denomination with a tale steeped in love and fidelity. Drawing inspiration from the legends of Maiden’s Isle on Lake Kampeska, one of South Dakota’s enchanting glacial lakes, this illustration narrates the story of Minnecotah, a young woman of unwavering devotion to her distant lover.

Minnecotah, sought after by many local suitors, devised a contest of throwing stones into the lake, promising her hand to the one who could throw the farthest. As the days unfolded, an island formed, and Minnecotah’s ruse was uncovered. In a twist of fate, she found herself stranded on the emerging island, faced with a choice between starvation and surrendering to a suitor. True to her love and honor, she chose neither, sustained by a white pelican that brought her sustenance until her lover’s return.

Laurea is depicted standing on a stone island, symbolizing Maiden’s Isle, with a pelican soaring above and raspberries adorning the foreground. The illustration is enriched with elements from Lakota legends, including the origin of the flute, the porcupine’s quills, and the dream catcher, as recounted by the Aktá Lakota Museum & Cultural Center. With the inscription “Honor to the Giver”, Laurea invites viewers to uphold their commitments, honor their word, and offer praise through trials and tribulations.

*Due to the high volume of Goldback orders, please be advised that orders containing Goldbacks may experience a delay of 2-4 weeks before they are shipped. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience as we work to fulfill all orders as quickly as possible. Please note that this delay only applies to orders containing Goldbacks. Thank you for your understanding.*

*Goldback condition is based on our professional opinion. Pictures are representative of the Goldback that you will receive, actual Goldback may differ slightly, date and serial numbers may vary*

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