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Why make this Gold 1916-S Indian Head Half Eagle $5 coin the next addition to your collection?
The Indian Head Gold Half Eagle series was introduced by the U.S. Mint in 1908. Issued annually through 1916, with one final year of issue more than a decade later in 1929, the series represents the final circulating five dollar denomination coin of the United States. Along with a Quarter Eagle coin of the same design, the coin featured two firsts for the Mint: a rimless design with incused imagery.
Exceptionally Detailed Imagery
Obverse: The obverse is graced with a portrait of a Native American chief wearing a ceremonial feathered headdress. Thirteen stars, the word "LIBERTY" and the date of issue "1916" encircle the image. The initials "BLP" appear above the date, crediting renowned American sculptor Bela Lyon Pratt with the history-making design.
Reverse: A bundle of arrows entwined with an olive branch is fashioned as a perch for a beautifully detailed bald eagle on the reverse. The U.S. national bird is surrounded by the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "IN GOD WE TRUST," with the coin's face value of "FIVE DOLLARS" curving below. The San Francisco Mint's "S" Mint mark is located near the points of the arrows.
Stunning About Uncirculated 58
This 1916-S Indian Head $5 Gold Half Eagle coin was examined by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and judged to be in About Uncirculated (AU58) condition. Expect the coin to feature a superbly struck design, with minor wear on the highest points, an impressive degree of original Mint luster and fantastic eye appeal. The handsome gold coin is presented in a sonically sealed protective holder with a classic style NGC certification label.
Add this About Uncirculated 1916-S Indian Head $5 Gold Half Eagle coin to your collection of early 20th century American coinage treasures today!
This 1916-S Indian Head $5 Gold Half Eagle NGC AU58 is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||1916|
|Weight in Grams:||8.36 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.2688 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Bald Eagle|
|Reverse Design:||American Indian portrait|