The 2005 Five Dollar gold coin issued by the Sovereign Nation of Poarch Creek Indians features Chief Hopothle Mico and George Washington, commemorating their meeting in New York in 1790. Mico was called the "Talassee King of the Creeks" by artist John Trumbull, who sketched him from life. Perhaps he is the same man, identified as "Tallessee Mico," who made his x mark on June 29, 1796 on a Treaty With The Creeks: A treaty of peace and friendship made and concluded between the President of the United States of America, on the one Part, and Behalf of the said States, area the undersigned Kings, Chiefs and Warriors of the Creek Nation of Indians, on the Part of the said Nation.
The maximum authorized mintage is the same as last year's historic first gold issue: 2,500 Proofs. Each contain 1/5 oz. of pure gold and comes in a handsome presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.