Life in America in 1911 was characterized by rapid change, social movements, and the beginnings of modernization. The country was on the cusp of significant developments that would shape its future throughout the 20th century. From this era in American history comes the 1911 $5 Indian Half Eagle, a coin offered as part of the Fairmont Collection. Now, 1911 $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion in certified condition.
- Coins arrive in protective PCGS plastic slabs!
- 4th issue of Indian Gold Half Eagles!
- Announced mintage of 915,000 coins at the Philadelphia Mint!
- Fairmont Collection specimens!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Contains .242 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of $5 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 63 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Obverse includes a bust of an indigenous leader.
- Reverse features an American bald eagle.
When the United States Mint launched the redesigned $5 Gold Half Eagle Coin in 1908, the US gained its first-ever incuse-struck coin. The strike of all $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle Coins comes with designs on both sides that are sunk into the surface of the coin, leaving a flat surface with no raised reliefs.
In 1911, the Indian Gold Half Eagle was issued by the Philadelphia Mint, Denver Mint, and the San Francisco Mint. The latter mint issued the highest volume of coins at just over 1.4 million, while Denver issued the fewest at just 72,500 coins. These 1911 Indian Gold Half Eagles from the Philadelphia Mint had a mintage of 915,000 coins.
Obverse designs on the 1911 $5 Indian Half Eagle include a left-profile portrait of an indigenous figure. This left-profile bust was one of the first American coining history to feature an indigenous figure. It captures the individual wearing an ornate, feathered headdress.
Reverse visuals on 1911 Indian Gold Half Eagle Coins feature an American bald eagle. The eagle is perched on a sheaf of arrows that itself is wrapped in an olive branch. The eagle is in left-profile relief with its wings tucked in at its side.
These 1911 $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle Coins are available in Mint State 63 condition. This certification is for coins with slightly impaired mint luster, numerous small contact marks, scattered heavier marks, and small hairlines visible without magnification. As part of the Fairmont Collection, these 1911 Indian Gold Half Eagles spent decades in foreign banks after being used in international commerce and were repatriated to the United States in the late 2010s and early 2020s.
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