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1910-S $5 Gold Indian // PCGS Certified AU58 // Wood Presentation Box
The $5 Indian Head Half Eagle gold piece is a vintage American coin minted from 1908 to 1929. Today, however, they are seldom seen but are cherished by coin collectors, investors, and enthusiasts of American history alike. You will receive the unique coin shown in the photos housed in a plush-lined box with a certificate of authenticity.
By the early twentieth century, the designs of U.S. gold coins were long overdue for a makeover. The Liberty Head design had been employed on all gold coins for nearly 60 years with little modification. President Theodore Roosevelt took a personal interest in redesigning the nation’s gold coins and commissioned famed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens to create new patterns for the $10 and $20 gold pieces, which debuted in 1907 with much fanfare.
The obverse of the new $10 “gold eagle” depicted a bust of Liberty that was almost identical to the Nike head that Saint Gaudens designed for Sherman’s monument in New York City’s Central Park. Rather than a laurel crown, she wore a feathered war bonnet, paying homage to Native American Indians. LIBERTY was inscribed on the headdress, with 13 stars above the head and the date below. The reverse featured an American bald eagle standing on a bundle of arrows, among other inscriptions.
On April 5th, 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 6102, “forbidding the hoarding of gold coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates within the continental United States.” The order caused all gold coin production to cease, marking the end of a 140-year history of gold coin production in the United States. Today, the Indian Head Half Eagle remains a national relic of the “Golden Age” of American Numismatics, circulating alongside other enduring classics like the Saint Gaudens Double Eagle, Buffalo nickel, Mercury dime, and Walking Liberty Half dollar.
5"L x 4"W x 1"H
- OriginUnited States
— Type: $5 Indian Head Gold Half Eagle (1908-1929)
— Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
— Weight: 8.36 grams
— Diameter: 21.6 mm
— Composition: 0.900 gold and 0.100 copper
— Net gold weight: 0.2419 oz pure gold
— Obverse Design: Indian in Headdress, facing left / 13 stars
— Obverse Inscription: DATE / LIBERTY
— Reverse Design: Eagle perched upon bundle of arrows
— Reverse Inscription: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / FIVE DOLLAR / IN GOD WE TRUST / E PLURIBUS UNUM
The product offered for sale in this listing has been certified by one or more professional certification services, so you can be confident in the authenticity and stated condition.
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