Thanks to a recent purchase opportunity, I’m pleased to offer you a scarce U.S. gold coin that has intrigued collectors since its years of issue! Indian Head $2.50 and $5.00 gold pieces of 1908-1929, including this well-preserved 1911 $2.50 issue, represented major departures from previous coinage and remain unique in U.S. history:
- The only U.S. coins with an incuse design – with all design elements recessed below the surface of the coin rather than extending above the surface
- No raised rim along the edge of the obverse and reverse sides
- First depiction of an actual Native American on U.S. coins (some previous coins depicted Liberty wearing an Indian headdress)
The Near Mint State 1911 $2.50 gold pieces offered here survived FDR’s Gold Recall Order of 1933, which called in most gold coins (which went to the melting pots) and bullion from American citizens. This is the first time we’ve been able to feature this early-date Indian Head gold piece – so order yours now!