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$5 GOLD INDIAN

(1908-1916; 1929)

$5 Gold Indian Coin
Certified Investment-Grade coins
Available in Low-Grade Certified
Available in Circulated condition
Most traded certified grades at RME
XF/AUCall for Current Price
MS-61Call for Current Price
MS-62Call for Current Price
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MS-65Call 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 $5 Gold Indian

A student of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, sculptor Bela Lyon Pratt designed the $5 Indian, as well as the $2.50 Indian. President Theodore Roosevelt played an important role in revamping the $5 Indian 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.

COIN SPECIFICATIONS

DIAMETER

21.6 mm

YEARS MINTED

1908-1916; 1929

ACTUAL GOLD CONTENT

90% Gold, 10% Copper

U.S MINT BRANCHES

Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco

FACE DENOMIATION

$5 U.S.

COMPOSITION

90% GOLD, 10% COPPER

GROSS WEIGHT

8.359 g

DESIGNER

Bela Lyon Pratt

SIMILAR COINS

view the $5 Gold Liberty

$5 GOLD LIBERTY

Origin: United States

Minted Dates: 1908-1929

view the $2.50 Gold Indian

$2.50 GOLD INDIAN

Origin: United States

Minted Dates: 1908-1915

view the $10 Gold Indian

$10 GOLD INDIAN

Origin: United States

Minted Dates: 1907-1933

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