1908-1929 $2.50 Gold Indian BU

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Scarce Incuse $2.50 Gold Indians

While America’s $2.50 gold piece was the working man’s coin of the 1800s and early 1900s, it was increasingly replaced by bank notes 10 years after the turn of the century. The final gold $2.50 pieces were struck from 1908 to 1915 and again from 1925-1929, the last of their denominations to be struck for circulation, ending a run that began in the 1790s.

One of the shortest-lived series in U.S. coin history, the 1908-1929 “Gold Indian” $2.50 coins are collector favorites today. People love the magnificent portrait of an authentic-looking Native American on the obverse and the proud Bald Eagle on the coin’s reverse. But what really sets these coins apart is their recessed or incused design – which was basically a reverse of the normal die in that the design was pressed into the coin rather than the typical coin where the design rises outward from the coin. Designed by Boston sculptor Bela Lyon Pratt, the $2.50 Gold Indian is joined by the $5 Gold Indian struck during the same period as the only U.S. coins ever issued with incuse deigns, making them two of the most intriguing American coins ever issued!

Now you can secure one of these historic $2.50 Gold Indians for your collection – and in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition! Though tough to find today, we have amassed our own spectacular hoard of fabulous $2.50 Gold Indians. Classic American gold is yours! Dates vary.

  • FAMOUS INCUSE DESIGN – Struck from 1908-1929, America’s $2.50 Gold Indian coins featured a design that was recessed or incused into the coin. Only the $5 Indians struck during the same period featured this same incuse deign, making them two of the most intriguing U.S. coins ever issued. Designed by Bela Lyon Pratt, his initials “BLP” can be seen on the coin’s obverse at the base of the Native American’s bust.
  • STRUCK IN PURE AMERICAN GOLD – This coin has been struck in 3.76 gm of 90% American gold.
  • LEGAL TENDER U.S. COINAGE – The denomination of $2.50 is shown on the coin’s reverse where it reads “2½ DOLLARS” Below the talons of the proud American eagle.
  • FANTASTIC GRADE FOR A COIN THIS OLD – Your $2.50 Gold Indian comes in fantastic Brilliant Uncirculated condition. That means it is almost as crisp and fresh as the day it left the mint a century ago!

When the new $2.50 Gold Indians were released in 1908, folks gasped. The design was sunk into the surface of the coin rather than raising it above. And what a design! Secure yours now in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Dates vary.

Year of Issue 1929, 1928, 1927, 1926, 1925, 1924, 1923, 1922, 1921, 1920, 1919, 1918, 1917, 1916, 1915, 1914, 1913, 1912, 1911, 1910, 1909, 1908
Country United States
Composition Gold
Purity N/A, 0.9000
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination 2.50
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name Philadelphia - P
Coin Weight 4.18 Grams - g
Dimensions 18mm