7k U.S. State Animal Coin Series
A 7k exclusive collection, the U.S. State Animal Series is available to our members who choose the State Animal Autosaver program. This collection features an official state animal on a 1oz silver coin for each U.S. state. (Not to be confused with the 7k U.S. State Label series, which is part of our State Label Autosaver program.) Each coin features the 7k logo hidden in the obverse design. See if you can find it! This is sure to be a very valuable collection.
Listed below in alphabetical order.
Alabama Yellowhammer State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
Alabama, unofficially known as The Heart of Dixie, is represented on our exclusive 7k State Animal Coin Series by the Yellowhammer. This industrious little woodpecker has earned himself many nicknames, including harry-wicket, heigh-ho, wake-up, and gawker bird, which tells a bit how Alabamans feel about his noisy habits. But he works hard and gets the job done. Just like us, right 7k fam?
Alaska Bowhead Whale State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
Can you imagine your head making up one-third of your body length? Especially when you’re 65 feet long! That is reality for the Bowhead Whale, the star of the 7k State Animal Coin for Alaska. Featuring a whale and her calf, this 1oz silver coin will last longer than an actual bowhead whale, which can live up over 200 years!
Arizona State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
Did you know that more species of rattlesnake live in Arizona than any other state? 13 of the 36 known species, to be exact. The Ridge-Nosed Rattlesnake is characterized by strong white facial stripes and ridges along each side of its nose. But don't worry, its venom isn't particularly potent and no human deaths are on record from its bite. One less thing to worry about.
Arkansas Northern Mockingbird State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
The Northern Mockingbird is known for mimicking sounds it hears: from the song of another bird, to the bark of a dog, even ambulance sirens! These tricky little fowls prefer roosting close to the ground in bushes, but they get very cranky when another animal invades its space. They're not above dive bombing a cat or dog to defend their little ones! Wait...was that a cricket chirp or a mockingbird?
California Grizzly Bear State Animal Coin - SOLD OUT
What weighs 600lbs, can run 35mph, and has 4-inch-long claws? The state animal of California! In fact, the mighty grizzly bear is so iconic in California that it features prominently on the official state flag. You’ll often see Californian’s repping their fave bear on t-shirts, bags, and other gear. Now he’s on a highly collectible coin, too. Mintage of 5000 coins.
Colorado State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
Named for their massive, curling horns, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep are found only in very rugged terrain high up in the Rockies. These tough guys don't shed their horns like antlers on deer or eld, they carry that giant rack (weighing up to 30lbs!) around their entire life. Dominance is established between rams by body and horn size, with they use to head-butt one another when disputes arise.
Connecticut Sperm Whale State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
Why did Connecticut name their state animal as the Sperm Whale? Great question! During the 1800s, the Connecticut whaling industry was second-largest in the country and the Sperm Whale was at the top of their hit list for many of the products for which they were known. When the declining numbers of the gentle giants put them on the endangered species lists, the state quickly changed their tune and named the Sperm Whale as their state animal to promote peaceful conditions for the animals to repopulate!
Delaware Grey Fox State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
The state animal of Delaware was chosen by a fourth grade class because they never hibernate, so they're "always ready like our soldiers at Dover Air Force Base". Astute observations from 9-10 year-olds! Beyond their attentiveness to their surroundings, Delaware's Gray Fox has a ton of cool characteristics. They're omnivores, not very picky-eaters, and mostly solitary, preferring to link up with one another only for mating and child-rearing, then moving along their happy, introverted way.
Florida Panther State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
When we think of animals in Florida, the first that come to mind are alligators, dolphins, and manatees. But the actual official state animal of “The Sunshine State” is actually the panther. As if there’s not enough to worry about with ‘gators running around, Florida. Now you tell us there are six foot long “catamounts” prowling your woods, too! Maybe we’ll just admire the coin from here. She is a beaut!
Georgia Gopher Tortoise State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
Technically a reptile, the Gopher Tortoise is Georgia’s 7k exclusive State Animal because… get this… it is the oldest living species native to Georgia. The gopher tortoise belongs to a group of land tortoises that originated in North America 60 million years ago! Georgia’s first residents are named for the burrows they dig--up to 40 feet wide and 10 feet deep. What a cool coin!
Hawaii Monk Seal State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
The Hawaiian monk seal is named for its solitary nature and the folds on its neck that resemble a monk’s cowl. These earless seals are only found along the coasts of “the Aloha State”. Until now! You can take one of these endangered cuties home on the 7k State Animal Coin for Hawaii. In fact, there are fewer monk seals left on earth than the number of these coins in existence!
Idaho Appaloosa State Animal Coin - SOLD OUT
The home state of 7k headquarters, we started the series off with our own Appaloosa horse. What's spotty, highly variable, and moves at a breath-taking pace? 2020 real estate prices in Idaho! Just kidding (kind of)... the Appaloosa horse, of course. A rare mintage, collector's series, and gorgeous design, this coin is a winner for sure. Mintage of only 2000 and features the 7k logo hidden in the design on the obverse of the coin.
Illinois White-Tailed Deer State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
The White-Tailed Deer has been a native of Illinois for hundreds of years. They were almost eradicated in the area by 1850 due to the arrival of settlers, hunters, railroads, factories, and other dangers to them, but 1853 saw the state's first game law that prevented the White-Tailed Deer from being hunted. Since then, the population of Illinois's state animal has sprung back to its former glory. Bet you didn't expect a comeback story from a deer!
Indiana Cardinal State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
Although Indiana doesn't technically have a state animal, they do have a state bird: the Cardinal! If you have a garden you may have seen these crimson feathery friends flying around, they're pretty common. What's uncommon about these birds, though, is that the females sing just as prettily as the males, which is atypical in the bird world. Just a fun fact to impress your bird friends.
Iowa Bullfrog State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
Have you ever heard a bullfrog's croak? It supposedly sounds like the low moo of a cow...and if you visit Iowa, you're pretty likely to hear their state animal groaning across the glens. Just like their namesake, these slippery amphibians aren't picky eaters, either. They'll eat just about anything: insects, fish, bird, and even other frogs! We're not so sure if Iowa adopted the bullfrog as their state animal or if they were just overrun by them...are you guys okay out there?
Kansas Buffalo State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. We must be over the rainbow!” You don't need to follow the yellow brick road any further to find another coin to add to your collection. :) For a millennia, the Kansa Native American tribe inhabited what we now know as the state of Kansas. The state's landscape includes grassland hills, sand dunes, woodlands, fields of wheat, and much more!
Kentucky Thoroughbred State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
The Kentucky Derby horse race is probably one of the first things that comes time mind when you hear Kentucky mentioned—right after fried chicken. Naturally, the official 7k State Animal Series coin for “the bluegrass state” features the thoroughbred horse, but did you know that all thoroughbreds can trace their lineage back to three horses known as “The Foundation Stallions”? This coin collection will create a “foundation” for your descendants.
Louisiana Brown Pelican State Animal Coin - SOLD OUT
Did you know that Louisiana is known as “The Pelican State”? Yep! In fact, Louisiana features its indigenous brown pelican on its state flag, official seal, and state painting. Brown pelicans are unique from other species in that they only live along ocean shores, they are the only dark pelican, and they’re known to plunge from the air into the water to catch their food. Talk about go-getters! Just like you! Mintage of 5000.
Maine Moose State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
What has long legs and an enormous rack? The state animal of Maine, of course. The iconic moose is actually the world’s largest member of the deer family, standing over 6 feet tall at the shoulders and weighing over 1400lbs! Maine is the only eastern state where moose live. And now you can take one home on our exclusive 7k State Animal Coin Series Maine coin.
Maryland Diamondback Terrapin State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
Maryland hasn't selected a state animal, but their state amphibian is the Diamondback Terrapin Turtle, a tiny saltwater turtle that lives abundantly in healthy marshes and saltwater rivers. Terrapin turtle was a staple of Maryland cuisine throughout the 1900s. The female Terrapins are larger, but neither sex reaches more than 7 inches long at full maturity! While you may see pictures of the tiny amphibians and want to squeeze them, remember these turtles are carnivorous and they will not hesitate to bite a finger!
Massachusetts Ladybug State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
Ever wonder how a Seven-spotted Ladybug got its name? Okay, that was a weak hook. This species is native to Eurasia, though, so how did it become the state animal of Massachusetts? Well, if the Seven-spotted Ladybug does one thing well, it is eat aphids. Farmers started bringing them across the pond in the 1950s as a means of controlling the aphids in their fields. It seems to work since you hardly see these little ladies and aphids together in one room, right?
Michigan Brook Trout State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
It's only fitting that the coin of "The Great Lakes State" features a fish. Found in many of the state's lakes, rivers, and streams, the Brook Trout is the official fish of Michigan, and can only live in cool, clean water. Way to go Michigan for keeping it clean for this little fishy! And way to go, you--for adding this beautiful coin to your collection.
Minnesota Common Loon State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
Imagine taking a nice walk alongside a Minnesota river and suddenly hearing a cackling, borderline maniacal laugh echoing over the breeze. You just heard the state bird–the Common Loon! A cross between a duck and a goose, loons look and act like heavy-boned missiles in the water, plunging down to depths of 250 feet to catch their meals. They protect their young by keeping them nestled on their backs while they swim!
Mississippi Wood Duck State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
The Mississippi state animal is the Wood Duck: some of the most colorful ducks in the world! The aquatic birds are known for their curious tendency to lay their eggs in tree holes high above the water. They have strong claws that allow them to climb trees--and a special little snaggle-tooth that helps them while they are young. Their nests hold up to 40 eggs! Just imagine all those little ducklings biting and clawing their way up the tree to bed. Precious!
Missouri Eastern Bluebird State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
Did you know that female birds have less color in their plumage because they need the camouflage of natural color to protect them while they sit for hours keeping their eggs warm? Fun fact for your bird friends! The Eastern Bluebird follows that rule: the females are blue-gray while the males flaunt brilliant sapphire feathers. While these fowls are spread across the United States, Missouri claimed them as their state animal.
Montana Mourning Cloak Butterfly State Animal Coin - SOLD OUT
Did you know that when a butterfly crosses your path it is a symbol of good luck? Well, you're in especially good luck with this exclusive silver coin. The Mourning Cloak Butterfly on its face is as breathtaking as the state she represents, and with a mintage of only 2000, the coin is even more rare.
Nebraska Meadowlark State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
You don't have to visit Nebraska to see their state animal, it's the Meadowlark! These distinctive little birds have bright yellow throats and bellies with a V-shaped black mark that kind of looks like a collar or tie. You can spot them across the United States–in national parks and in your backyard. Their beaks make it easy to dig through the dirt so you'll usually find them on the ground. Let's see how many Meadowlarks you can find!
Nevada Mountain Bluebird State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
Ladies, we can feel a special kinship with the Official State Bird of Nevada. The female mountain bluebird builds her nest all by herself; the male often acts as if he’s helping, but he either brings no nest material or he drops it on the way. Typical. Sometimes we feel like we’re doing it all ourselves, right? But keep going, keep working hard. Be like the state bird of the “the silver state"... the female one.
New Hampshire Red-Spotted Newt State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
The life cycle of New Hampshire's state animal, a Red-Spotted Newt, is somewhat bizarre, even by amphibian standards! Baby newts are like tadpoles, confined to the water by gills, but as they grow up into a bright red teenager, their bodies begin to change. They'll grow lungs and spend up to 7 years on land as 'efts', before returning to the water to mate and spend the rest of their days relaxing by the pond.
New Jersey Western Honey Bee State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
The Garden State of New Jersey picked their state animal with their reputation in mind: the Western (or European) Honeybee! These plentiful pollinators were brought from Eurasia to the United States and have spread across the country, happily pollenating along the way. Their agricultural importance makes honey bees invaluable, so next time you see one humming about, remember: bees are friends, not pests!
New Mexico Greater Roadrunner State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
Meep-meep! Here comes the New Mexico Greater Roadrunner, speeding across the desert to make an appearance on his state's coin. Just like in cartoons, roadrunners love to run and can reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. These little predators are so common in "The Land of Enchantment" they are the official state bird. And a fun addition to your collection!
New York Beaver State Animal Coin - SOLD OUT
When we think of New York, we often picture the skyscrapers of the "urban jungle"; not the lush forests, rolling hills, and waterways that play an integral part in the state's history. But it was trading in beaver pelts, not Wall Street, that first drew settlers to the area. And what a fitting state animal the beaver is for New York! Industrious, always building, and never settling. Just like 7k members! Mintage of 5000.
North Carolina Grey Squirrel State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
In 1969, a state representative in North Carolina took a poll among young students to get their opinion on what animal should represent their state. The kids liked the Grey Squirrel because it was "courageous and thrifty"--great qualities if you ask us. The Grey Squirrel can be found in every county in the state, so if you're ever passing through, you know what that chattering in the trees is: most likely the state animal screaming at you to back away from his nuts.
North Dakota Nokota Horse State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
You're looking at the likeness of one of only 1,000 Nokota horses left in the world! North Dakota carefully selected the breed as its state equine in 1993 because they are thought to be the decedents of the legendary war horses belonging to Sioux Chief Sitting Bull. The Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota is home to the last few wild Nokota horses.
Ohio Northern Black Racer State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
The Northern Black Racer became Ohio’s State Reptile in 1995 when they became recognized for their helpfulness in keeping pests out of crop fields! Both the black racers and their southern-dwelling counterparts, Blue racers, are nonvenomous and beneficial to the state of Ohio. Both racers are quick, instinctive, and powerful—kinda like you when you grabbed this coin, right?
Oklahoma Mountain Boomer State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
The Mountain Boomer (or the Eastern Collared Lizard) is a foot-long, mostly-tail, brightly-colored lizard that, when it gets going, can run on its hind legs at speeds up to 16 mph! For having short legs and baby T-Rex arms, that's pretty fast! These reptiles got their nickname when in the 1900s settlers traveling west for the Gold Rush thought they were responsible for the booming sound that would sometimes echo through canyons. The funny part is: the Mountain Boomer is pretty much mute.
Oregon Dungeness Crab State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
Every state has a state animal, but only a few have an official state crustacean. Oregon has one because of a determined class of 4th graders who petitioned the legislature back in 2009. They prevailed due to the importance of the Dungeness crab’s importance to the state economy. It’s the most valuable single-species fishery in Oregon. And now it is on the state’s exclusive 7k State Animal Series coin. Way to go, crab!
Pennsylvania Ruffed Grouse State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
The Ruffed Grouse: little bird with a big attitude. The official bird of "The Keystone State", the Ruffed Grouse is a hardy partridge-type bird that thrives in harsh winters. The male is known for beating his wings in a loud display that sounds a lot like a pull-start lawnmower getting going, although not as loud, of course. If he's looking for attention, he'll love that he's featured on this beautiful coin.
Rhode Island Harbor Seal State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
During the winter in Rhode Island, it's common to spot its state animal poking around the harbor and basking on rocks. Harbor Seals spend their winter feeding and playing on the coast of Rhode Island before returning to Maine and Canada in the spring. These adorable sea puppies are smart, too! They follow the movement of cold water to avoid sharks and other predators.
South Carolina Loggerhead Sea Turtle - Currently Sending
South Carolina designated the loggerhead sea turtle as the official state reptile after persistent petitioning by a fifth-grade class back in 1988. Speaking of persistence, loggerheads make an extended migration between their feeding grounds and rookeries. South Carolina boasts some of the most pristine nesting areas for these turtles on the east cost of the U.S. Now they are home on the 7k State Animal Series coin, too.
South Dakota Coyote State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
As the sun sets in South Dakota you might hear a chorus of howls and yips performed by the state animal, the Coyote! These sneaky little predators have the brains and agility of a fox, but share a close connection with the wolf family. They range in size, but some of them get large enough to take down livestock and deer! They're scrappy and smart, just like you.
Tennessee Raccoon State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
While Tennessee is home to such iconic cities as Nashville and Memphis, “The Volunteer State” is also home to a small ring-tailed mammal known for raiding garbage cans and burrowing in attics. The name “raccoon” comes from the Native American word “aroughcoune” which means “he who scratches with his hands”. Also known as “masked bandits”, racoons are as comfortable in urban areas as they are deep in the woods—and hopefully now on a coin!
Texas Longhorn State Animal Coin - SOLD OUT
Everything's bigger in Texas! Just look at the horns on the state animal, The Texas Longhorn. They're huge! Averaging over 100 inches tip to tip, those horns are iconic, a symbol of the great Lonestar state itself. Home to cattle ranchers and oil reserves, Texas is one of the biggest states in the U.S. and is an essential addition to our coin collection. Mintage of only 5000.
Utah Rocky Mountain Elk State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
Did you know that elk used to roam across most of the United States but can now only be found west of the Rocky Mountains? By the 1800's the elk was completely wiped out in the easter part of the country, but hunting regulations have allowed the state animal of Utah to flourish in the west. Elk are plentiful in "The Beehive State" these days. And now they're preserved on this gorgeous coin as well!
Vermont Monarch Butterfly State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
Vermont's state animal is the Monarch Butterfly! Have you ever seen a Monarch's chrysalis? If you look closely at one, you'll see small bumps of yellow. They shine like solid gold! It's actually a trick of light, and a reflection of diet. Monarch Butterflies eat a whole lot of milkweed, which somehow studs their chrysalises with golden bumps that reflect light to look like extra-shiny dew drops. Nobody really knows how or why: just another way this animal is so unique!
Virginia Big-Eared Bat State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
Before we introduce you to Virginia's state animal, we just have to warn you...his ears are one-third the size of his body! The Virginia Big-Eared Bat is as uncommon as its name is basic. Only 20,000 of these creepy cuties are left in the world! They snack on pesky insects, making them seem like kind of the perfect pet. Don't try that at home.
Washington Orca Whale State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
Did you know that the orca whale was named Washington state’s official marine mammal because a group of local second graders petitioned the legislature for two years to designate it? That’s the power of consistent effort! Speaking of power, orcas are also called “killer whales” and “wolves of the sea” because they eat about 500lbs of food per day and weigh up to 12,000lbs themselves. Cool coin!
West Virginia Black Bear State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
Imagine having to eat 20,000 calories every single day...that's the life of the American Black Bear when they're beefing up for hibernation! The black bear is the world's most common bear species, but West Virginia claimed them as their state animal. Even though their name suggests otherwise, black bears come in all colors: blonde, brown, amber, grey, tan. They're beary diverse.
Wisconsin Badger State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
What other animal would the 'Badger State' pick for their state animal but the Badger! Wisconsin loves its badgers, they're a protected species throughout the state. In fact, in 1940 the badger was made the mascot of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a live one was brought to the school's football games. We'll give you a guess as to how well that turned out.
Wyoming Horned Lizard State Animal Coin - Currently Sending
You're not gonna wanna sneak up on one of Wyoming's state animals...they have a defense mechanism straight out of a horror movie! The Horned Lizard blends into its environment pretty well but when it's faced with a predator, it has a couple scare tactics. First, the reptile will inflate its body to appear bigger and less eatable to its attacker. If that doesn't work, it squirts blood out of its eyes at the threat! Wyoming is hardcore.
NEW! Custom Collection Box for U.S. State Animal Coins!
Only from 7k! Custom designed collector's box to hold your entire American State Animal coin collection. Holds all 50 coins and coin cards. Now you can organize and easily show off your growing collection!