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About Pre-1933 U.S. Gold Coins

The first United States gold coins were struck by the Philadelphia Mint in 1795. The very first denominations were the $5 Half Eagle and the $10 Eagle. Later, the $2.50 Quarter Eagle was added in 1796, followed by the $1 Gold Dollar and $20 Double Eagle in 1849. The U.S. Mint also issued a $3 gold piece from 1854-1889. President Franklin Roosevelt halted the issuance of American gold coinage in 1933.

Pre-1933 United States gold coins are popular among both collectors and investors. They are a superb way of owning gold with historical and numismatic significance. In particular, $5 Half Eagles, $10 Eagles and $20 Double Eagles are regarded as outstanding hybrid precious metals products that have both collector and bullion value. In many cases, these historic gold coins can be bought for a relatively small premium over melt value.

Monument Metals maintains an outstanding selection of Pre-1933 vintage U.S. gold coins in both “raw” and graded form. Our graded coins are certified by either PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) or NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation). Our uncertified coins are graded using strict standards by our in-house expert staff. We unconditionally guarantee the quality of our vintage American gold coins.

About the 1908-1929 $5 Indian Half Eagle

The Indian $5 Half Eagle is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful and innovative of all United States coins. It, along with the $2.50 Indian of the same design, was the first US coin to display an incused or “sunken” design. Despite initial concerns about its ability to collect germs and grime, it became a successful and widely circulated issue.

From 1839 through 1908, the $5 Half Eagle design went essentially unchanged. The venerable Liberty design (aka the “Coronet” motif) had remained in place for decades without any substantial modification. Other than the addition of “In God We Trust” on the reverse, there were no meaningful adjustments or refreshes to the design.

Theodore Roosevelt lamented that America’s gold coinage had become stale and uninteresting. With that in mind, he commissioned Augustus Saint Gaudens to overhaul our $2.50, $5, $10 and $20 pieces. As many numismatists know, Saint Gaudens was able to complete his proposed designs for the Eagle and Double Eagle, but tragically passed away before he could tackle the other denominations.

President Roosevelt then turned to Bela Lyon Pratt, an American sculptor and protégé of Saint Gaudens. Roosevelt knew that Pratt would be inventive and creative like his famous mentor. True to expectations, Pratt’s proposed design for the $2.50 and $5.00 coins were truly unique. In complete contract to all previous US coinage designs, his prototypes called for flat raised fields and sunken design details. Such a format had never been tried on an American coin.

Roosevelt was enamored with the design, but the general public had a different take. Many citizens were concerned that the coins would accumulate germs and dirt; grime would get lodged in the sunken areas. Some bankers even worried that the coins would not stack properly. Both concerned proved false; the coins enjoyed tremendous usage and success.

The denomination was put on hiatus in 1916, as surplus quantities minted from 1908-1915 were still lingering in the financial system. A small number of pieces was made in 1929, but then the denomination was discontinued altogether with Franklin Roosevelt’s gold coinage ban of 1933. Ironically one Roosevelt created the denomination and another ended its run.

Today, $5 Indians are extremely popular collectibles. They are relatively easy to find in AU and lower Uncirculated grades, but can become extremely scarce in MS 65 and above. The rarest dates are the 1909-O and 1929, which both typically sell for well over $10,000. Perhaps the most valuable $5 Indian is a 1909-O graded MS 66, which has sold at auction for approximately $750,000.

About NGC Grading/Certification

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is one of two widely respected and universally accepted grading services, the other being Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) The firm was established in 1987 and is a universally trusted third-party grading service in the numismatic marketplace. Every coin graded by NGC is guaranteed to be genuine and is graded by a panel of expert numismatists. NGC uses a grading scale of 1 through 70, with 70 being the highest possible grade. NGC encapsulates coins in sonically sealed tamper-proof holders that offer superb long-term protection and are suitable for extended storage.

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$5 Indian Gold Half Eagle NGC MS64

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1908-1929 Random Date $5 Indian NGC MS 64
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Metal Type Gold
Metal Weight .241875
Grading Service NGC
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Country of Manufacture United States
Manufacturer United States Mint

About Pre-1933 U.S. Gold Coins

The first United States gold coins were struck by the Philadelphia Mint in 1795. The very first denominations were the $5 Half Eagle and the $10 Eagle. Later, the $2.50 Quarter Eagle was added in 1796, followed by the $1 Gold Dollar and $20 Double Eagle in 1849. The U.S. Mint also issued a $3 gold piece from 1854-1889. President Franklin Roosevelt halted the issuance of American gold coinage in 1933.

Pre-1933 United States gold coins are popular among both collectors and investors. They are a superb way of owning gold with historical and numismatic significance. In particular, $5 Half Eagles, $10 Eagles and $20 Double Eagles are regarded as outstanding hybrid precious metals products that have both collector and bullion value. In many cases, these historic gold coins can be bought for a relatively small premium over melt value.

Monument Metals maintains an outstanding selection of Pre-1933 vintage U.S. gold coins in both “raw” and graded form. Our graded coins are certified by either PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) or NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation). Our uncertified coins are graded using strict standards by our in-house expert staff. We unconditionally guarantee the quality of our vintage American gold coins.

About the 1908-1929 $5 Indian Half Eagle

The Indian $5 Half Eagle is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful and innovative of all United States coins. It, along with the $2.50 Indian of the same design, was the first US coin to display an incused or “sunken” design. Despite initial concerns about its ability to collect germs and grime, it became a successful and widely circulated issue.

From 1839 through 1908, the $5 Half Eagle design went essentially unchanged. The venerable Liberty design (aka the “Coronet” motif) had remained in place for decades without any substantial modification. Other than the addition of “In God We Trust” on the reverse, there were no meaningful adjustments or refreshes to the design.

Theodore Roosevelt lamented that America’s gold coinage had become stale and uninteresting. With that in mind, he commissioned Augustus Saint Gaudens to overhaul our $2.50, $5, $10 and $20 pieces. As many numismatists know, Saint Gaudens was able to complete his proposed designs for the Eagle and Double Eagle, but tragically passed away before he could tackle the other denominations.

President Roosevelt then turned to Bela Lyon Pratt, an American sculptor and protégé of Saint Gaudens. Roosevelt knew that Pratt would be inventive and creative like his famous mentor. True to expectations, Pratt’s proposed design for the $2.50 and $5.00 coins were truly unique. In complete contract to all previous US coinage designs, his prototypes called for flat raised fields and sunken design details. Such a format had never been tried on an American coin.

Roosevelt was enamored with the design, but the general public had a different take. Many citizens were concerned that the coins would accumulate germs and dirt; grime would get lodged in the sunken areas. Some bankers even worried that the coins would not stack properly. Both concerned proved false; the coins enjoyed tremendous usage and success.

The denomination was put on hiatus in 1916, as surplus quantities minted from 1908-1915 were still lingering in the financial system. A small number of pieces was made in 1929, but then the denomination was discontinued altogether with Franklin Roosevelt’s gold coinage ban of 1933. Ironically one Roosevelt created the denomination and another ended its run.

Today, $5 Indians are extremely popular collectibles. They are relatively easy to find in AU and lower Uncirculated grades, but can become extremely scarce in MS 65 and above. The rarest dates are the 1909-O and 1929, which both typically sell for well over $10,000. Perhaps the most valuable $5 Indian is a 1909-O graded MS 66, which has sold at auction for approximately $750,000.

About NGC Grading/Certification

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is one of two widely respected and universally accepted grading services, the other being Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) The firm was established in 1987 and is a universally trusted third-party grading service in the numismatic marketplace. Every coin graded by NGC is guaranteed to be genuine and is graded by a panel of expert numismatists. NGC uses a grading scale of 1 through 70, with 70 being the highest possible grade. NGC encapsulates coins in sonically sealed tamper-proof holders that offer superb long-term protection and are suitable for extended storage.

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