Gold Indian 5-Piece Set Box
- Gold content: 0.12094 oz / 0.2419 oz / 0.48375 oz
- Gross weight: 4.18 g / 8.36 g / 16.718 g
- Composition: 90% Gold 10% Copper
- Denomination: $ 2.5 / $ 5 / $ 10
- Coin diameter: 18 mm / 21.6 mm / 26.92 mm
- Mint dates: 1907 – 1933
- Mint marks: D, S, None (Philadelphia Mint)
The Indian Head gold pieces or Pratt-Bigelow gold coins were two separate coin series, identical in design, struck by the United States Mint: a two-and-a-half-dollar piece, or quarter eagle, and a five-dollar coin, or half eagle. The quarter eagle was struck from 1908 to 1915 and from 1925–1929. The half eagle was struck from 1908 to 1916, and in 1929. The pieces remain the only US circulating coins with recessed designs. These coins were the last of their denominations to be struck for circulation, ending series that began in the 1790s. The coin’s obverse plays host to the image of a Native American chief in full décor. Comprising the outside of the obverse side are 13 stars as well as the word “Liberty.” The coin’s reverse has an American Eagle perched on a fasces, or bundle of sticks bound together. The eagle is also atop an olive branch.
The Gold Indian coins were minted by the Philadelphia Mint.
Guaranteed by the Federal Government, Gold Indian coins are globally respected for their quality and purity.