Indian $2.5

The Saint-Gaudens double eagle (or $20 gold piece) is frequently acclaimed as the single most beautiful coin in American history. A case can be made, however, that two smaller United States gold coins from the same historical period are really much more innovative and daring. And, at the time they made their first appearance, they were also quite a bit more controversial. These two coins are the Indian Head quarter and half eagles—or, in layman’s terms, the Indian Head $2.50 and $5 gold pieces, respectively.

At the start of the 20th century, the life expectancy of the average American was less than fifty years. But the four gold coins then being issued by Uncle Sam had all been around without a major design change for more than fifty years. Three, in fact, had carried the same design—a portrait of Miss Liberty wearing a coronet—for more than 60 years.

Clearly, it was time for a change, and in 1901 the groundwork was laid for that chang.... (Expand Text)

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1908 INDIAN $2.5 PR66 PCGS

GEM MATTE PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 236 STRUCK.
$45,000.00

1908 INDIAN $2.5 PR66 PCGS

GEM MATTE SURFACES. BASS PEDIGREE. CAC.
$49,500.00

1908 INDIAN $2.5 PR67 PCGS

GEM, VIRTUALLY FLAWLESS MATTE PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 236 COINS STRUCK. JUST A SINGLE PR67+ COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$61,500.00

1909 INDIAN $2.5 PR65 PCGS

GEM ROMAN FINISHED PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 139 STRUCK. TIED FOR SECOND HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. JUST A PR66+ GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$98,500.00

1909 INDIAN $2.5 PR65 CACG

GEM SATIN PROOF SURFACES. LESS THAN 100 BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. JUST A SINGLE PR66+ COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$99,000.00

1909 INDIAN $2.5 PR66 NGC

GEM ROMAN FINISH PROOF. ONLY 139 STRUCK.
$66,000.00

1910 INDIAN $2.5 PR65 PCGS

GEM ROMAN FINISH PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 682 STRUCK. CAC.
$43,950.00

1910 INDIAN $2.5 PR66 PCGS

GEM ROMAN FINISHED SURFACES. ONLY 682 STRUCK. JUST 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$55,000.00

1911 INDIAN $2.5 MS65 PCGS

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$8,250.00

1911 INDIAN $2.5 PR67+ PCGS

GEM MATTE PROOF SURFACES. NICELY CRISTALLIZED. ONLY 191 STRUCK. JUST A SINGLE PR68+ GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$82,500.00

1911-D INDIAN $2.5, STRONG D MS65 PCGS

STRONG D. GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. THIS IS THE KEY DATE TO THE INDIAN QUARTER EAGLE SET. ONLY 7 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$87,500.00

1912 INDIAN $2.5 PR66+ PCGS

GEM DIAMOND CUT MATTE PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 197 STRUCK. CAC.
$55,000.00

1913 INDIAN $2.5 PR66 PCGS

GEM MATTE PROOF. ONLY 165 STRUCK.
$45,000.00

1913 INDIAN $2.5 PR66 PCGS

GEM MATTE PROOF WITH DIAMOND CUT LOOK. ONLY 165 STRUCK.
$45,000.00

1913 INDIAN $2.5 PR66+ PCGS

GEM DIAMOND CUT MATTE SURFACES. ONLY 165 STRUCK. JUST FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$57,750.00

1914 INDIAN $2.5 MS66 PCGS

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR SECOND HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. THE LONE MS67 BROUGHT $103,500 OVER 11 YEARS AGO AT AUCTION.
$85,000.00

1915 INDIAN $2.5 PR67 NGC

GEM DIAMOND CUT MATTE SURFACES. ONLY 100 STRUCK. JUST 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$71,500.00

1915 INDIAN $2.5 PR67 NGC

GEM MATTE SURFACES. ONLY 100 STRUCK. FINAL YEAR OF ISSUE.
$71,500.00