$5 Indian Gold Half Eagle AU (Random Year)

$5 Indian Gold Half Eagle AU (Random Year)

With just the slightest bit of wear, these coins are a great investment for those who wish to hold Gold coins that circulated in the U.S. close to a century ago!

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains .2419 oz of Gold.
  • Multiples of 40 are packaged in plastic tubes. All other coins will be in protective plastic flips.
  • Obverse: Displays a masculine image of a Native American wearing a full headdress encircled by 13 stars with the word "Liberty" above and the date below.
  • Reverse: Features a majestic bald eagle. Surrounding the eagle is "United States of America", "E Pluribus Unum", "In God We Trust" and the denomination “Five Dollars.”
  • Designed by Bela Lyon Pratt and minted from 1908-1929.
  • U.S. Mint issue from the following mints: Philadelphia, Denver, New Orleans or San Francisco.

Protect your $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle in style by adding an attractive display box to your order.

The beautiful incuse (sunken relief) design of this coin adds to the collectibility of this series. Enhance your collection by adding this $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle to your cart today!

Dates on these random year coins will be of our choosing and may or may not vary, determined by stock on hand.

Following the Coinage Act of 1792, the United States Mint began issuing Gold coins in 1795 with the Turban Head Eagle. This $10 Gold coin was struck by the United States Mint from 1795 until 1804. There are a wide variety of sizes and designs of pre-1933 Gold coins available but the majority of coins produced were the Liberty Head Gold Eagle, the Indian Head Gold Eagle and the iconic Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. In 1850, in response to the Gold Rush in California and the increasing amount of Gold available in the United States, the Double Eagle was introduced. American Gold coins struck before 1933 are some of the most rare, desirable and beautiful in the world. From Liberty Head Gold $1 coins to $10 Indian Gold Eagles and the coveted Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, these coins are a piece of history.

In the early 1900s, President Theodore Roosevelt called for a renaissance in American coinage. Unhappy with the current designs on American coins, he called upon sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens to head the redesign of America’s coins. Out of this renaissance came the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Gold coin. One of the most sought after and beautiful coins ever produced by the United States Mint, this Double Eagle was minted from 1907 until 1933. The design was later reprised in 1986 when the mint issued the new Gold Eagle bullion coin.

In 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 6102 which forbade the “hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold bullion and Gold certificates within the continental United States.” As a result of this order, the possession of monetary Gold owned by any person, partnership or company was criminalized, Gold coins were pulled out of circulation and almost all Gold was exchanged for paper money. Exceptions were made for collector coins and jewelry. As the Great Depression ravaged the economy, it was believed that “hoarding” Gold stalled economic growth and worsened the economic state of the country. In order to combat this, it was ordered that all Gold be turned into the U.S. Mint to be melted down. The belief was that if Gold could not legally be owned, it could not be redeemed, therefore ending the constraints on the Federal Reserve. Thus, the United States abandoned the Gold standard.

The following year, President Roosevelt signed the Gold Reserve Act of 1934. This act required that all Gold (except for jewelry and collector’s coins) and Gold certificates held by the Federal Reserve be sold to the United States Treasury. The law also changed the nominal price of Gold from $20.67 per troy ounce to $35.00 per troy ounce. Because of this, foreign investors flocked to export their Gold holdings overseas to the United States and the dollar devalued to spark inflation. The increase in the money supply increased real interest rates and encouraged more investments in durable goods. After the Gold Reserve Act, inflation drastically decreased from -9.8 percent to 2.3 percent and has not dropped below -2.1 percent since.

Because of Executive Order 6102, Gold coins produced by the U.S Mint prior to 1933 are extremely rare. The coins that remain today have withstood the test of time and survived a governmental expropriation of Gold. These coins are a beautiful testament to the art and history of the coins themselves and the United States as a whole.
Customer Reviews of $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle AU (Random Year)
$5 Indian Gold Half Eagle AU (Random Year)
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$5 Indian Gold Half Eagle AU (Random Year)

By  Waterman

from Las Cruces, NM

5.0

Beautiful coin, almost mint. Quick shipping! Will buy again.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition

As Advertised

By  Rocky Mountain High

from THE Mile High City

5.0

I've been eyeing this piece for a while, then decided to pull the proverbial trigger. APMEX provided me an excellent coin dated 1915, in very good condition. Thanks!

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand

I would buy again

By  Taurus

from Switzerland

4.0

First of all I was surprised how fast I received the 2 coins. $5 Gold Half Eagle. I am not an expert. For me it's just fine. Surely one of them is in a slightly better condition. The weight of both are the same. For me it's good enough. Thanks.

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

Awesome detail, better than expected

By  Nosretep-ekim

from Lewis county, Wa.

5.0

I have been looking for this particular coin for awhile and have checked many websites, hands down Apmex has the best. Looking forward to another great purchase.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

What a great surprise!

By  Chris

from High Desert, Ca

5.0

I ordered the $5 Indian that I have been wanting for years, but could not afford. So the day finaly came where I could order it. So I picked the AU version and waited. To my surprise it came in a PCGS slab graded AU58. Not bad at all. I was expecting a raw coin. Thanks Apmex.

Pros

  • Recognized Brand
  • Easy to Sell
  • Attractive Design

beautiful coin. Excellent condition.

By  lostintranslation

from Norfolk, VA

5.0

I wanted a coin representing a piece of american history and this beautiful coin is a great find and addition to my gold collection.

Pros

  • Recognized Brand
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

Excellent

By  I like spaghetti

from Los Angeles

5.0

beautiful coin

Pros

  • Recognized Brand
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell

Lower End of Quality

By  Bill

from Madison, MS

2.0

The coin I received was in EF condition at best with black spots; I returned this coin for another, and while it might qualify as AU, it is definitely at the lower end of the grading scale.

Cons

  • Poor Condition

Great Old Gold

By  The H

from Sacramento, CA

5.0

Condition is everything. These coins look great!

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design

Not happy!!!!

By  MADDOG

from New York City

1.0

I received a ion that was not almost uncirculated. Itwas marred with black spots. I will not buy anything from yours and have warned all my liens to steer clear of your organization!!! I am not happy!!!!!

Cons

  • Poor Condition

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