$5 Indian Gold Half Eagle

$5 Indian Gold Half Eagle

  • 1908-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    1908-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755323013

    1908-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58

    $3,510.00
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  • 1909-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    1909-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755323022

    1909-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58

    $1,344.00
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  • 1910-D $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    1910-D $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755323111

    1910-D $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58

    $952.00
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  • 1910-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    1910-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755323132

    1910-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58

    $1,064.00
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  • 1910-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    1910-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755323134

    1910-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58

    $1,064.00
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  • 1911-D $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU55
    1911-D $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755323234

    1911-D $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU55

    $3,024.00
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  • 1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle NGC MS61
    1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle NGC MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755536025

    1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle NGC MS61

    $1,288.00
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  • 1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 754581101

    1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58

    $980.00
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  • 1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61
    1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755536027

    1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61

    $1,288.00
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  • 1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 754581102

    1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58

    $980.00
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  • 1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61
    1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755536028

    1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61

    $1,288.00
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  • 1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 754581057

    1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58

    $980.00
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  • 1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61
    1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755536029

    1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61

    $1,288.00
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  • 1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 754581104

    1911-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58

    $980.00
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  • 1913-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    1913-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 754581182

    1913-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58

    $1,120.00
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  • 1913-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    1913-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 754581183

    1913-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58

    $1,120.00
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  • 1913-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61
    1913-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755536049

    1913-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61

    $2,495.50
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  • 1913-S $5 Indian Half Eagle NGC AU58
    1913-S $5 Indian Half Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 754900067

    1913-S $5 Indian Half Eagle NGC AU58

    $1,120.00
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  • 1913-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61
    1913-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755536050

    1913-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61

    $2,495.50
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  • 1914-D $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61
    1914-D $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755536119

    1914-D $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61

    $1,036.00
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  • 1914-D $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61
    1914-D $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755536121

    1914-D $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61

    $1,036.00
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  • 1914-D $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61
    1914-D $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755536118

    1914-D $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61

    $1,036.00
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  • 1914-D $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61
    1914-D $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755536072

    1914-D $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS MS61

    $1,036.00
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  • 1915-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    1915-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755323236

    1915-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58

    $1,844.50
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  • 1915-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    1915-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755323237

    1915-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58

    $1,844.50
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  • 1915-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    1915-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755323242

    1915-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58

    $1,844.50
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  • 1915-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    1915-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755323238

    1915-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58

    $1,844.50
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  • 1915-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    1915-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755323241

    1915-S $5 Indian Half Eagle PCGS AU58

    $1,844.50
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  • 1916-S $5 Indian Half Eagle NGC AU58
    1916-S $5 Indian Half Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755323287

    1916-S $5 Indian Half Eagle NGC AU58

    $1,064.00
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  • 1916-S $5 Indian Half Eagle NGC AU58
    1916-S $5 Indian Half Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755323286

    1916-S $5 Indian Half Eagle NGC AU58

    $1,064.00
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  • 1916-S $5 Indian Half Eagle NGC MS66
    1916-S $5 Indian Half Eagle NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 516737001

    1916-S $5 Indian Half Eagle NGC MS66

    $83,700.00
  • 1916-S $5 Indian Half Eagle NGC AU58
    1916-S $5 Indian Half Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755323288

    1916-S $5 Indian Half Eagle NGC AU58

    $1,064.00
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  • Random Date 1908-1929 Indian $5 Gold Eagle Coin AU
    Random Date 1908-1929 Indian $5 Gold Eagle Coin AU
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 2105

    Random Date 1908-1929 Indian $5 Gold Eagle Coin AU

    $745.00
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$5 Indian Head Gold Half Eagle

These coins were designed under the authority of President Teddy Roosevelt who, at the beginning of the 20th Century demanded that our boring and unartistic coinage get a make-over. The Mint had wanted to take Saint-Gaudens $20.00 Double Eagle design and strike it in smaller $2.50 Quarter Eagle and $5.00 Half Eagle sizes. But President Roosevelt didn’t want that. He wanted new designs.

Roosevelt suggested to US Mint Director Frank Leach that on small coins, if the designs were lower than the background, they would give a high relief effect to the viewer. Such coin and medal designs were already being experimented by Boston Sculptor Bela Lyon Pratt! Pratt was pressed into service and created these new incuse design coins. The Mint’s Chief Engraver, Charles E. Barber tinkered with the designs until the Mint was happy with them and they were easily reproducible.

Pratt’s design displayed a male Native American (instead of Miss Liberty) wearing an Indian headdress and facing left. There were six five-pointed stars in front of him and seven five-pointed stars behind him. The word “LIBERTY” was above him and the date was below him.

The reverse was dominated by an American eagle also facing left. “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” surmounted the coin, “E PLURIBUS UNUM” was in front of the eagle while “IN GOD WE TRUST” was behind the eagle. The eagle is standing on a bunch of arrows and holding an olive branch in his left talon.

This coin and its $2.50 counter-mate are the first two American coins ever to have an incuse design. They met the requirements of commerce as they stack well but also their appearance pleased Roosevelt since their appearance gave the impression of a high relief design – exactly what Roosevelt wanted!

The first year, 1908, the Philadelphia mint struck 577,845 coins, while Denver struck 148,000 and San Francisco struck 82,000 coins. Coins were struck between 1908 and 1916. After 1916, which was only struck at the San Francisco Mint, production ceased as all gold and silver coins were being hoarded by the public due to World War I. No further coins were produced until 1929, and nearly all of that date were recalled and melted due to the economic recession that was in full swing.

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