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$5 Indian Head gold coins are a beautiful representation of what gold coins you can purchase online. They are the first and only U.S. gold coins to be minted in an incuse style, which means that the flat parts are the highest points on the coin, giving them a sunken look. Originally they were to be designed by world famous sculptor Augustus Saint Gaudens but he died before they could be conceived. Therefore his student Bela Lyon Pratt was given the honor of designing the final two coins of the series ($5 & $2.50 versions).
The five dollar Indian Head contains almost a full quarter ounce of pure gold (.2419oz.). The obverse features an authentic Indian Chief donning a full-feathered headdress while the reverse depicts a majestic eagle standing on a bundle of arrows surrounded by an olive branch.
The $5 Indian Head was minted from 1908 to 1929, with every year represented from 1908 to 1916. After WWI they were only minted in 1929. We currently offer the most common dates in XF, MS61, MS62. MS63 & MS64.