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Pre-33 $5 Indian Half Eagle Gold Coin AU

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Gold Coin Highlights

  • Mint: United States Mint
  • Year of Issue: Randomized between 1908 and 1929
  • Composition: 0.2419 troy ounce of .900 fine gold
  • Face Value: $5 USD


The $5 Indian Half Eagle displays a Native American chief wearing an ornate feather headdress. Surrounding this portrait are thirteen stars (intended to represent the original 13 colonies), along with the coin’s date and the word “LIBERTY.” Exactly like the reverse, the coin’s obverse is engraved in an incuse format. This means that the design details are recessed or sunken in an intaglio style.


The reverse’s focal point features an eagle sitting on a bundle of arrows with an olive branch in its talons. The country of origin, the legend “IN GOD WE TRUST,” the coin’s denomination of $5 US dollars, and the national motto “E PLURIBUS UNUM” are placed around the bird. Just like the obverse, the reverse features incused design elements.

About the $5 Indian Half Eagle

Owing to its beautiful design and unique format, the $5 Indian is one of America’s most iconic and popular coins. Along with the $2.50 Indian Quarter Eagle, which shares a similar motif, it is one of two incuse coins in the history of the U.S. Mint. It was designed by Bela Lyon Pratt, a protege of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who admired the famous sculptor’s creativity. Much like the $10 Indian and $20 “Saint,” Pratt aimed to make the $5 Indian a truly unusual coin unlike any other in American history.

The coin’s highly unusual design was controversial at first, as some believe that dirt and grime could become lodged inside the coin’s recesses. Merchants also complained that the coin was difficult to count, sort, and stack. Nonetheless, the general public admired the coin’s appearance. It has become a wildly popular collectible and one of the most in-demand vintage U.S. gold coins.

These $5 Indian Half Eagles are in Almost Uncirculated condition, which means that they display only the slightest signs of use or wear. Also known as “AU,” this grade is perfect for those who want to own a coin that appears 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.

Shipping Info

Depending on the quantity ordered, your coins may be shipped in vinyl flips or plastic tubes.

Reserve your $5 Indian by placing your order online or calling a Provident representative at 800-313-3315.

How Does Free Shipping Work?

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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Can I choose the method of shipping?

All orders of $199 or more that are eligible for free shipping are, by default, shipped via a carrier of our choice (USPS or UPS). Depending on the contents and size of your purchase, you may be able to upgrade to a specific carrier during checkout.

Will I need to sign for my package?

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.

What about International Orders?

Provident is only able to ship to addresses in any of the 50 US states. This includes P.O. boxes and APO addresses.

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Product Details

Year Random
Metal Content .2418 Troy Ounce
Metals Purity .900
Denomination $5
Producer US Mint
Diameter 21.6 mm
Mint Mark Varies
Thickness 1.4 mm
Condition Almost Uncirculated
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) BelaLyon Pratt
Designer (Reverse) BelaLyon Pratt
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Indian Gold Half Eagle
Certificate of Authenticity No
Capsule Size 21.6 mm
Packaging Plastic Flip
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions .8 x .8 x .06
Provident ID 2553376