175 5IndObv$5 Indian (1908-1929)

INDIAN HEAD

Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Diameter: 21.6 mm
Edge: Reeded
Weight: 8.359 grams
Fineness: .900
Net gold weight: .2419 oz.
175 5IndRevMints: Denver, New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Francisco

Identical in appearance to the Indian Head $2.5; the only other U.S. gold coin to employ an incuse design. Circulated coins present a challenge to the numismatist as the mint mark was raised and typically weakly struck, and is often quite worn and indistinct. Issued from 1908 to 1916, and then in 1929, just over 14 million pieces were minted.

 

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