Customers: please take note that these coins will be certified by either PCGS OR NGC with a grade of MS63. Coins will be from years of our choice ranging from 1908-1929. Coins will be picked based upon our current inventory selection.
The $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle Coin was originally released by the US Mint in 1908. It enjoyed circulation until 1916, when World War I halted its production. While its production would resume in 1929, it only lasted for the remainder of the year. Being the last $5 gold coin to be produced by the United States Mint, it has become both a valuable investment piece and a rare collectible.
- Contains .1209 oz of pure gold.
- Minted in the United States between 1908 and 1929.
- Given an MS63 grade.
- Face value of $5 backed by the US government.
To ensure the authenticity of each Indian Half Eagle, all coins have undergone careful evaluation by either the NGC or the PCGS. Consequently, each piece has been certified with a gold content of .2419 troy ounces as well as an MS63 (Mint State 63) grade. Coins classified under this grade are considered to be in acceptable condition despite visible hairline and contact marks. For protection, each coin has been kept in its NGC or PCGS examination slab since it was certified.
Among the Indian half eagle’s distinguishing features is its recessed design, which was a first for America’s coinage. In comparison with other coins whose images are sculpted unto the top of their surfaces, the Indian Half Eagle’s images are carved into its surface. The only piece of US currency to share this distinct trait is the $2.5 Indian Quarter Eagle.
On the obverse of the coin is artist Bela Lyon Pratt’s portrait of a Native American. The proud warrior is showcased in profile, garbed in his tribal feathered headpiece. Surrounding his profile is a border consisting of the word “Liberty,” the coin’s mintage year and a series of thirteen stars in honor of the original thirteen colonies. The design serves as a moving tribute to Native American culture.
Equally as moving is the artwork on the reverse of the coin, which is a less stylized rendition of the heraldic eagle. It depicts our national bird perched on top of a bundle of arrows entwined with an olive branch. On each side of the bird are the inscribed phrases, “E Pluribus Unum” and “In God We Trust.” Also printed on the reverse side are our nation’s name and the coin’s denomination.
With its artistic and historical significance, the $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle coin is certain to become a cherished addition to any collection. If you would like to learn more about this particular piece, please call us at 888-989-7223. You can also reach our supportive staff through live chat, email or the online form located on our contact page.