$2.50 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle AU (Random Year)

$2.50 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle AU (Random Year)

This was the first of two U.S. Gold coins, along with the $5 Indian Half Eagle, with an unusual incuse or recessed design!

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains .12094 oz of Gold.
  • Multiples of 50 are packaged in plastic tubes. All other coins will be in protective plastic flips.
  • Obverse: Displays a masculine image of Liberty 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.
  • Designed by Bela Lyon Pratt and minted from 1908-1929.
  • U.S. Mint issue from the following mints: Philadelphia or Denver.

Protect your $2.50 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle with this clear plastic capsule or display it in style by adding an attractive presentation box or coin bezel to your order.

The beautiful incuse (sunken relief) design of this coin retains the majority of its original luster adding to the collectability of this series. Enhance your collection by adding this $2.50 Indian Gold Quarter 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 $2.50 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle AU (Random Year)
$2.50 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle AU (Random Year)
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Great

By  Stephen

from Alabama

5.0

From top to bottom, great service and great coins.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell

Coin came in NGC slab! Awesome!

By  D.P.

from Long Island, NY

5.0

I was pleasantly surprised that this coin was sent in an NGC slab graded AU 58. Coin is in great condition. Apmex thanks very much!

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

i'll be buying again

By  SED

from ALABAMA

5.0

I am glad that I found a dealer that knows how to grade a coin these were true AU's This is my 10'th order and all have been great.

Pros

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

$2.50 cent Gold Indian Coin.

By  Ikethebiker

from Carson, CA.

3.0

Accurate description of condition of gold / silver coins.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Described Condition Accur

Cons

  • Scale Size Not Shown

Update of my 3/3/14 review

By  mmh

from Sacramento, CA

3.0

This is an update of my 3/3/14 review. I had an expert look at the 10 coins that I bought earlier this year. It was good news, bad news. First the good news: There are a couple of AU55's in there. Now the bad news: 2 of the coins are very borderline AU50 and could be called XF depending on who's looking at them. I suspected this because of the amount of wear on the eagle's shoulder on 2 of the coins and it's the main reason why I had them looked at to begin with. The expert said that if I try to sell them, a knowledgable buyer could claim that they're XF's and pay accordingly. I'm not unhappy with my purchase, but I will probably stick with graded coins in the future so I know exactly what I'm getting. If I'm being sold something claiming to be AU, I want there to be no question about it. As it is, 2 of the 10 coins I bought are suspect, but it's not a consensus so I see no reason to lodge a complaint. All I would say to a prospective buyer is AU in this case means barely AU. Consider yourself lucky if you get something a little better.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Mix Of Dates

Cons

  • Borderline Au's

Always wanted one

By  Jerry

from Virginia Beach, VA

4.0

I have always wanted one of these. And was finally able to afford one with APMEX. It is common and circulated, but can read the date and still have all the features. For anyone starting a collection, or wanting some history of America, this is a great buy.

Pros

  • Recognized Brand

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

Unexpected Surprise

By  Matthew

from Charleston, SC

5.0

I was pleasantly surprised when this coin arrived in a PCGS case with an AU55 grading. I only expected the coin to arrive in a flap.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)

Good experience

By  mmh

from Sacramento, CA

4.0

Ordered 10 coins and got 6 different dates which was nice. AU grades appear to be in the 50-53 range, but this should come as no surprise. A few 55+ coins in the bunch would have made this a 5 star review. Nice looking coins though. I'm happy with my purchase and will likely buy again.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Mix Of Dates
  • Good Condition

Cons

  • None

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