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$2.5 Gold Quarter Eagle Indian Head - Polished or Cleaned (Random Year)

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$2.5 Gold Quarter Eagle Indian Head - Polished or Cleaned (Random Year)



$2.5 Gold Quarter Eagle Indian Head coin is a milestone in the history of the american coinage. It went through a lot of criticism at its genesis, yet overcame it, becoming one of the most rare and desirable coins in the world.  It has come a long way; one of the most favorable coins among numismatics, this is the only one of the two coins that has a unique minting process, when the design is sunken or incused instead of being raised. The coin was designed by Bela Lyon Pratt from Boston, and minted from 1908 until ­1929. One of the short lived series, this coin, because of its historical significance, age, and scarcity, has a high collectible and investment appeal.

Coin Features:

  • Contains .12094 Troy oz of .900 fine gold.
  • Eligible for Precious Metal IRA
  • Polished or Cleaned Condition.
  • Obverse: Displays a leftward facing portrait of realistic-­looking male Native American wearing a headdress in the center. The date, 13 stars, and the motto Liberty form a circle around this central image. Designed by Bela Lyon Pratt
  • Reverse: Features a majestic bald eagle perched on a bunch of arrows and holding an olive branch in its talon. Inscriptions: "United States of America", "E Pluribus Unum", "In God We Trust" and the denomination “2 1/2 Dollars.” Designed by Bela Lyon Pratt
  • Minted from 1908­-1929, dates and mint mark will be chosen randomly based on availability.
  • U.S. Mint issue from the following mints: Philadelphia or Denver.
  • Individual coins will come in protective plastic flips. Multiples of 50 will come in plastic tubes.
  • 100% Authentic.

Why Buy Gold Quarter Eagle Indian Head?

  • Incredible price performance track records.
  • Made from .900 fine gold.
  • High demand in market for Pre­-1933 gold coins due to historical significance.
  • Easy to complete the set for collectors as it is one of the smallest coin series with only 15 different date and mint combinations.
  • Helps you branch out your investment portfolio.
  • One of the only two coins to have the distinctive sunken relief design.
  • Polished or Cleaned grade coins are an affordable way of adding pre­-1933 coins to your investment portfolio.

Detailed Information:

Under the initiation of President Theodore Roosevelt, America had welcomed two of the most beautiful coins in its history the Double Eagle and the Eagle, designs by the famous sculptor and Theodore Roosevelt’s good friend Augustus Saint­-Gaudens. Although Saint­-Gaudens was given the responsibility of providing designs for four denominations the Double Eagle, Eagle, Half Eagle, and Quarter Eagle, Augustus Saint­-Gaudens could only complete the designs for the first two coins before his untimely death in August 1907.

While the mint officials had assumed that a scaled down image of the design of Double Eagle will go on the smaller two denominations, a whole new concept was brewing at the President’s end. A good friend of the President Theodore Roosevelt, Dr. William Sturgis Bigelow who had been working with a sculptor from Boston, Bela Lyon Pratt who had come up with a new concept for coins. According to this design the coin had incused or sunken designs which provided high relief, was easy to stack, and also would protect the design from any damage. He wrote about this to the president in a letter. As this concept seemed practical for commerce accompanied with artistic values, the president showed interest in this idea.

Pratt got down to work and created a design based on the Saint­-Gaudens’ Gold Eagle’s obverse design of Lady Liberty with a headdress. Instead of making a female face, Pratt chose to make a model of a male Native American wearing headdress using a photo of an unknown Native American person from his collection of photos. 

Theodore Roosevelt approved of the design and production of the coins began in 1908. The obverse of the coin featured a leftward facing portrait of a realistic­looking Native American wearing a headdress. The date, 13 stars, and the motto “LIBERTY” form a circle around this central image.

The reverse features a majestic bald eagle perched on a bunch of arrows and holding an olive branch in its talon to depict preparedness and peace. Inscriptions: "United States of America", "E Pluribus  Unum", "In God We Trust" and the denomination “2 1⁄2 Dollars.” Designed by Bela Lyon Pratt.

The Gold Eagle Indian Head coin went through a lot of criticism upon its release as people were unfamiliar with the new concept of sunken design. There were doubts that the coin could be easily counterfeited, some felt the coin was not beautiful, a numismatist Samuel Chapman felt that the coins sunken design can accumulate dirt and germs and cause health issues.

The Quarter Eagles were struck from 1908 to 1929 in total. First it was struck from 1908 to 1915 and then the production was paused for a decade. The production began again in 1925 and went on till 1929. These coins are one of the smallest series in the U.S. Coinage history and have only 15 different date and mint combinations out of which 12 issue are from Philadelphia and the remaining 3 issues are from Denver.

The coin has stood the test of time and has emerged victorious as one of the most sought­after coin by collectors as well as investors. The novel minting process, its age, rarity, and its magnitude all add to its investment and collectible appeal.

Bullion Exchanges is pleased to offer you Gold Quarter Eagle Indian Head coins at one of the most competitive prices in the industry.

Feel free to browse our vast collection of Pre­-1933 US Gold coins today to become a proud owner of an inseparable part of American coinage history. Feel free to contact us at 800-­852­-6884 if you have any questions in regards to Pre­1933 gold coins.

Customer Reviews

returning future customer (Review by Lou Rugg)
Great deal,item, service, and fast shipping, I'll be looking to buy more from Bullion Exchanges!
(Posted on 5/25/2018)
This coin is really breathtaking. The care taken in packaging it really impressed me as well.
(Posted on 12/26/2017)

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