Gold Indian Head Coins
Gold Indian Head Coins: 1911 Indian Head Gold Coins, Indian Head 2.5 Dollar Gold Coins & More For Sale
If you’re looking for the best place to buy gold indian head coins you’ve come to the right place. International Precious Metals is one of the best online gold indian head coin dealers available and has been at the forefront of numismatics for nearly 20 years now. We carry a variety of international gold indian head coins for sale including 1911 indian head gold coins, indian head 2.5 dollar gold coins and more. If you’re interested in learning more about gold indian head coin values, gold indian head coin pricing, or about other gold indian head coins for sale, you can contact us at any time. IPM has grown to become one of the largest and most recognized nationwide dealers of U.S. gold indian head coins, and a leader in purchasing. gold worldwide. We’re the international gold coin buyer you can finally feel confident in.
Buying Gold Indian Head Coins
Though you can find an Indian Head silver dollar or an Indian head dime, Indian gold coins are a rare and beautiful treasure. Unlike the Indian silver coin, the Indian Head gold coin value is much higher. Typically, the Silver Indian head coin would be used for smaller denominations, whereas the gold coins came in:
- $10 Indian Head eagles
- $5 Indian Head half eagles
- $2.5 Indian Head quarter eagles
The Mint produced these coins intermittently 1907 to 1933, beginning with the $10. Throughout that time, production paused, and designs changed, making this one of the most unique coin sets in the country.
What is the History of the Indian Head Design?
The design process for the Indian gold coin started when Roosevelt commissioned Augustus Saint-Gaudens to create more beautiful coinage for the US. He first presented the profile of Lady Liberty, and the President insisted that a headdress be added to symbolize the land’s history.
From there, talks ensued over whether or not the coins would all have the same design. It was finally decided that the $20 coin would display the flying eagle while the rest displayed the “Indian Head.” The next debate was over the relief of the cast. Roosevelt desired a higher-relief coin, but the Mint said it wasn’t sustainable for production. Several versions of various relief levels were minted for several years.
By the time the $10 and $20 coins were finished, Saint-Gaudens had passed, leaving the rest of the designs to Bela Lyon Pratt and the Mint. Together, they created the high-relief, depressed design that collectors still love today.
How Do Indian Head Coins Look and Feel?
Saint-Gaudens created the first $10 gold eagle with Lady Liberty wearing a Native American headdress. In addition, it had thirteen six-pointed stars sitting along the top. However, the entire design, including the placement of “LIBERTY,” was criticized by the public.
The $5 and $2.50 Indian Head Gold Coin designs were a different story. They were essentially the same as Saint-Gaudens, but they featured a Native American man in a headdress instead of Lady Liberty. These smaller Indian head coins also featured thirteen five-stars flanking the bust. The word “LIBERTY” sits just above the man’s head rather than across the headdress.
The reverse of the Native American quarters, half eagles, and eagles feature their namesake, the bald eagle. The eagle sits on top of an arrow wrapped in an olive branch. The coin’s value and “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” were also stamped on the coin. All coins produced in and after 1908 include “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Why Should I Invest in Gold Indian Head Coins?
While Indian Head gold coins are beautiful, that isn’t the only reason to invest in them. At IPM, we encourage collectors and investors to purchase the coins because:
- All Indian Head gold coin denominations have a unique history, significant interest from collectors, and several differentiating features.
- The $10 Indian Head gold coin has 46 or 48 stars, depending on when it was struck.
- The 1933 Indian Head Eagle is one of the rarest versions.
- The recessed designs were only struck and circulated on the $5 Gold Indian and the $50 gold coin.
- Any pre-1933 Indian Head Gold coin can add depth and diversity to your investment portfolio.
- The Indian Head $10 Eagle replaced a standard reeded edge with stars.
Ready to invest in an Indian Head coin? If so, you’ve come to the right place. IPM offers a wide variety of Indian coins to choose from. You can ask about available coins or request a specific piece, such as a 1913 Indian head gold coin.