$2.50 GOLD INDIAN
|XF/AU||Call for Current Price|
|MS-61||Call for Current Price|
|MS-62||Call for Current Price|
|MS-63||Call for Current Price|
|MS-64||Call for Current Price|
|MS-65||Call for Current Price|
Investment-Grade coins certified by either PCGS or NGC. The most popular Mint-State grades traded at RME range from XF/AU to MS-65. Contact RME at (602) 955-6500 for current market prices and inventory.
The History of the $2.50 Gold Indian
A student of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, sculptor Bela Lyon Pratt designed the $2.50 Indian, as well as the $5 Indian. President Theodore Roosevelt played an important role in revamping these Indian head coins and was referred to Pratt by a friend, Dr. William Sturgis Bigelow.
The picture of an Indian Chief is featured on the obverse (front) of the coin. This marks the first true American Indian to ever appear on U.S. coinage. The chief is wearing a feathered headdress, encircled by the word ‘LIBERTY’, 13 stars, and the minting date. The reverse (back) features a bald eagle standing among olive branches, surrounded by the words ‘UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’. The motto ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’ and the denomination also appear on the reverse.
A technique known as incus relief was used on the $5 and $2.50 Indian gold coins, which gives the design elements and lettering a sunken-in appearance on a flat plane.
ACTUAL GOLD CONTENT
U.S MINT BRANCHES
90% GOLD, 10% COPPER
Bela Lyon Pratt