Additional Information and Historical Significance:
The $2.5 Gold Indian Head (also known as the “Quarter Eagle”) was first introduced in 1908 following the end of the $2.5 Gold Liberty Head series. Minted for only 13 years, from 1908-1915 and again from 1925-1929, the $2.5 Gold Indian Head was one of the shortest-lived series in U.S. Mint history. Designed by Bela Lyon Pratt, a student of Saint-Gaudens, the $2.5 Gold Indian Head is the only coin in U.S. mintage history to be struck with incused legends and motifs (sunken into the coin rather than raised on the surface). The $2.5 Gold Quarter Eagle was originally given its name by the Coinage Act of 1792, as a derivation from the U.S. $10 gold coin, known as the Gold Eagle. The purchasing power of a Gold Quarter Eagle in the 1800s would be equivalent to about $32-$47 today.
Being one of the shortest-lived series in U.S. Mint history and given that the last coin was struck nearly 100 years ago, the $2.5 Gold Indian Head continues to be in high demand by investors and collectors throughout the world. Many investors select certified Pre-1933 U.S. Gold coins over modern gold bullion due to the historical significance and collectability of the coins. Historically, certified pre-1933 U.S. Gold coins retain their value better when the spot price of gold falls and appreciates in value when the spot price of gold rises. Certified Pre-1933 U.S. Gold coins are a great way to invest in the gold market and the collectibles market, with a single product.
The obverse portrays a left-facing, head of an American Indian. The reverse depicts an American bald perched upon a bundle of arrows, clutching an olive branch in its talons.
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