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    Pre-33 $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle Coin (XF)

    The $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle was first released by the US Mint in 1908. It is the last and most distinct version of the Half Eagle coins. The Indian Gold Half Eagle features a unique recessed design that has...... Read More

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    Pre-33 $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle Coin (MS61, PCGS or NGC)

    From 1792 to 1933, the United States Mint struck circulation gold coins for use in commercial transactions. These coins were known as Gold Eagles, and the central denomination was the Gold Eagle coin issued for $10. Various options were also...... Read More

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    Pre-33 $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle Coin (MS62, PCGS or NGC)

    Customers: Please note these Indian Gold Eagle Coins are either PCGS or NGC graded as MS62 condition. We will select coins from years prior to 1933 to fulfill your order based on our inventory. One of the most recognizable coin...... Read More

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    1908 Pre-33 $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle 5-Coin Set (VF+)

    The final design featured in the US Gold Half Eagle Series was introduced in mid-1908 and was designed by Bela Lyon Pratt. The 1908 Indian Gold Half Eagle is one of the harder-to-find denominations from the series because of its low mintage in the first year and the mass melting of US gold coins in the 1930s. Right now, 1908 Pre-33 $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle 5-Coin Sets are... Read More

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    Pre-33 $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle Coin (VF)

    Issued in 1908, the $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle would be the last and most distinct version of the Half Eagle coins. It possesses a unique recessed design, which has been engraved into the coin itself, rather than sculpted unto the coin's surface. As with other gold coins produced prior to 1933, the Indian Half Eagle possesses a purity of 90.0%. Its size of .2418 troy oz makes it the ideal option for individuals who are interested in medium-sized i... Read More

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    Pre-33 $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle Coin (AU)

    Considered one of the most memorable versions of the Half Eagle, The $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle Coin was initially released in 1809. It would be the last Gold Half Eagle Coin ever produced due to the 1933 cessation of gold currency. With its purity of 90.0% and weight of .2418 oz, the Indian Gold Half Eagle is best suited for medium-sized investments. Its compact size also makes it ideal for investors who prefer personal storage over third-part... Read More

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    1908 Pre-33 $5 Indian and Liberty Gold Half Eagle 2-Coin Set (VF+)

    The US Eagle gold coins went through a final transformation in 1907 and 1908 as the United States Mint modernized all American coins at the request of President Theodore Roosevelt. The final design in the Quarter Eagle and Half Eagle denominations was a stunning incuse-struck portrait of an indigenous figure. In 1908, the Half Eagle coins featured an initial strike of the ... Read More

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    Pre-33 $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle Coin (BU)

    Best known for its recessed artwork, the $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle was first released in 1908. It would be the last Half Eagle Coin ever produced by the US Mint prior to the 1933 cessation of gold currency. Due to its exceptional purity of 90.0%, the Indian Gold Half Eagle makes a formidable addition to any investment portfolio. Furt... Read More

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    Purchasing $5 Indian Gold Half Eagles from JM Bullion

    From the mid-19th to early 20th centuries, the US Mint was constantly adding new gold coin designs in a number of sizes and denominations. The $5 Indian Head Gold Eagles were produced for barely more than 20 years starting in 1908 and ending in 1929, but they can still be found today. These coins feature a stunning design that is surprisingly detailed, especially for a coin that is so old. Despite them having gold a content that is just shy of the US Mint’s current standards, $5 Indian Head Gold Half Eagles are sought after by investors just as frequently as they are by collectors.

    Indian Design

    The design of the $5 Indian Head Gold Eagle is credited to artist Bela Lyon Pratt. The design of the coin was actually made to match the Quarter Eagle coin that was introduced around the same time. The coin’s obverse depicts a Native American tribal chief equipped with full headdress. The image of the chief is incredibly detailed and is drastically different than the image of Lady Liberty that was present on the obverse of previous Half Eagle coin editions. Around the outer edges of the coin’s obverse are 13 stars, a year of mintage marking, and an inscription which reads “Liberty.”

    The coin’s reverse features an American eagle perched atop a fasces entwined by a single olive branch. On all sides of the eagle are inscriptions which read “E Pluribus Unum,” “United States of America,” “In God We Trust,” and “Five Dollars.” As opposed to previous editions of the Half Eagle, the inscription on either side of the coin are stamped in incuse and not raised off the face of the coin.

    Coin History

    The Half Eagle is a gold coin that was produced by the US Mint beginning in the late 18th century up until the early to mid-20th century. These coins were produced continuously for more than a century but the coin’s design was constantly changing. The Indian Head design was introduced in 1908 after the $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle and was the last design ever featured on the Half Eagle coin. The design itself was entirely different than any previous editions in that it featured a Native American on the obverse and not the profile image of Lady Liberty. The coin’s reverse design was also different, but, like every other edition, featured an American eagle. The $5 Indian Head Gold Eagle was produced at the New Orleans, San Francisco, Carson City, and Denver US Mint facilities.

    Indian Half Eagles Today

    Now, nearly a century after these coins were pulled from the US Mint’s production lines, the $5 Indian Head Gold Eagle coin is becoming increasingly difficult to find and even more difficult to find in great condition. Add this to the fact that it is not only valued as a collector’s item but also as a great way to invest in gold, and you have yourself a gold coin that grows rarer with each passing day. When these gold coins are in stock, they tend to sell out quickly and because they are so rare there is no saying when they will be restocked. For all these reasons and many more it is important that you do not overlook your opportunity to get your hands on a rare piece of American history.

    All orders totaling over $199 are shipped free of charge and fully insured. Coins certified by either the PCGS or NGC will ship in their certified plastic slabs while all other coins will be shipped protected by a vinyl coin flip.