The final design featured on the circulating $5 gold coin in the US Eagle denomination was introduced in 1908. Designed by Bela Lyon Pratt, the design on the Quarter Eagle and Half Eagle in the early 20th century was both one of the first effigies of an indigenous figure on US currency and the first-ever incuse strike on an American coin. Right now, certified Pre-33 $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab from the PCGS!
- Issued from 1908 to 1914 and in 1929!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Contains .242 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $5 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of AU55 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Indigenous figure on the obverse.
- American bald eagle on the reverse.
- Please note that the date marks may vary or all match if you purchase more than one coin.
Each Pre-33 $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle Coin available in this listing was graded About Uncirculated 55 by the PCGS. Coins in this condition are known as almost uncirculated because the visuals are very close in quality to that of a newly struck coin. However, you will notice that an AU55 coin has extremely light or only trace signs of wear or friction on the highest points of the coin.
Please note that Pre-33 $5 Indian Half Eagles have .242 Troy oz of actual gold content. In the case of these coins, there is 90% gold and 10% copper in the metallic alloy. The dates on these coins vary and may all match if you buy more than one.
The 1908 release of the Indian Gold Half Eagle brought an end to the use of the Liberty Head design. The Indian Gold Half Eagle design was one of the shortest-lived in the history of this denomination. It was produced by the US Mint from 1908 to the start of World War I. It did not go back into production until 1929, the final year of issue for this denomination.
An indigenous figure features on the obverse of Pre-33 $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle Coins. This figure is shown in left-profile relief and wears a large, feathered headdress. The design is struck incuse into the coin’s surface, resulting in the flat surfaces of the coin being the highest points of relief on the coin.
An American bald eagle is found in the reverse design of Pre-33 Indian Gold Half Eagle Coins. The bald eagle is shown here at rest with its wings down at its side. The eagle is resting on a sheaf of arrows that is wrapped by an olive branch. This design, like that on the obverse, is struck incuse on the coin.
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