The $2.50 Indian Quarter Eagle features a Native American wearing an intricate feather headdress. He is surrounded by thirteen stars (meant to symbolize the original 13 colonies), along with the coin’s date and the word “LIBERTY.” Like the reverse, the obverse of the $2.50 Indian piece is engraved in an incuse format. This means that the design details are recessed or sunken.
In the center of the reverse, an eagle is shown sitting on a bundle of arrows with an olive branch in its talons. The arrows and olive branch symbolize America’s desire for peace, combined with its ability to defend in military conflict. Encircling the bird are the country of origin, the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST,” the coin’s denomination of $2.50 US dollars, and the legend “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” As is the case with the obverse, the reverse features incused design elements.
The $2.50 Indian Quarter Eagle is one of America’s most beloved coins thanks to its beautiful design and unique format. Along with the $5 Indian Half Eagle, which shares a similar motif, it is one of two incuse coins in American numismatic history. The coin was designed by Bela Lyon Pratt, a student of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who admired the famous sculptor’s creativity. Much like the $10 Indian and $20 “Saint,” Pratt strived to make the $2.50 Indian a truly unusual coin unlike any other previously made by the U.S. Mint.
These $2.50 Indian Quarter Eagles are in Almost Uncirculated condition, which means that they show just the slightest signs of use or wear. Also known as “AU,” this grade is perfect for those who want to own a coin that looks Uncirculated without the higher price tag. Many of the coins being offered today are “near miss” specimens that are extremely close to being Mint State.
The coins in this category will have a random year of issue depending on our current inventory.
Depending on the quantity ordered, your coins may be shipped in vinyl flips or plastic tubes.
Reserve your $2.50 Indian by placing your order online or calling a Provident representative at 800-313-3315.
When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.
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For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.
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Joseph on 7/06/2015
" Mine was dark with a couple black lines and a red line/dot. I wish I could have got a better one. Still like Provident though."
Matthew on 3/19/2014
" I purchased three of these coins in ungraded AU condition. I received 3 different dates which was nice. One coin has a minor scuff on the reverse side, but we are talking about AU grade here so I'm not put off by it. The coins don't have much luster so I'm calling them AU50-53 pending a second opinion, but if they prove to be a little higher this review will jump to 5 stars. Right now I 'm calling it 4.5 stars. Turnaround time was 7 days. "
Bennett on 10/15/2011
" I received my AU indian head as expected. It was in great condition with no scratches and very shiny, and i was very satisfied. A great american classic gold coin."
|Metal Content||0.1209 troy oz|
|Metals Purity||.900 Fine Gold|
|Condition||Au or Better|