Pre-33 $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle Coin (BU)


Pre-33 $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle Coin (BU)

Year Random Year
Mint Mark Not Shown
Purity .900
Manufacturer US Mint
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Face Value $5
Issuing Country United States
Obverse Designer Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge Design Reeded
Series Indian Half Eagle
CoA No
Packaging Type Plastic Flip
Package Dimensions 0.8×0.8×0.1
Metal Weight .2418 Troy Ounces
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Pre-33 $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle Coin (BU)

Best known for its recessed artwork, the $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle was first released in 1908. It would be the last Half Eagle Coin ever produced by the US Mint prior to the 1933 cessation of gold currency. Due to its exceptional purity of 90.0%, the Indian Gold Half Eagle makes a formidable addition to any investment portfolio. Furthermore, its modest size of .2418 troy oz is ideal for individuals who prefer self-storage over thirdparty facilities. All Indian Half Eagles included in this collection are guaranteed to ship in BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) condition.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains actual gold content of .2418 troy oz.
  • Features a purity of .900 fine gold.
  • Issued by the US Mint with a $5 (USD) face value.
  • Features the recessed coin design of Bela Lyon Pratt.
  • Available in BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) condition.
  • Individual coins ship in separate plastic sleeves.

For the obverse of the Indian Half Eagle, sculptor Bela Lyon Pratt replaced the pre-established Lady Liberty portrait with the profile of a Native American chief. This change was meant to illustrate the US’s new sense of national identity. Pratt depicts the noble chief with a dignified expression on his face as he proudly wears the traditional feathered headdress of his ancestors. He is encircled by a series of thirteen stars that are separated by the word, “Liberty” and the coin’s mintage year.

Noticeable changes were also made to the coin’s reverse side. While previous artists had used the classic Heraldic Eagle for the it artwork, Pratt chose to revise the image by providing a realistic portrayal of the eagle instead of a figurative emblem. He depicts the eagle stoically perched on top of the olive branch and arrows, as it would in real life, rather than clutching the objects in its talons as it would in an idealized representation. Another design change worth noting is the coin’s denomination, which no longer features any abbreviations or numerical symbols.


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