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U.S. $2.50 Indian Head Gold Piece (1908-1929) - American Premier Coinage Series with Wood Presentation Box

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The $2.50 Indian Head gold piece is a vintage American gold coin minted from 1908-1929. The U.S. government issued gold coins for circulation from 1795 to 1933 in denominations of $1 through $20. Today, however, they are seldom seen but are cherished by coin collectors, investors, and enthusiasts of American history alike. Offered here is a pleasant example that has been hand-selected by professional numismatists after screening thousands of coins for quality and eye-appeal. Each coin is housed in an airtight capsule and presented in a luxurious, plush-lined wood box with embossed metallic gold lettering, piano-black finish, and certificate of authenticity. The coin is unconditionally guaranteed to be genuine, dated between 1908 and 1929, and will match the quality of the one shown. If you are interested in building a collection, consider adding other great selections from the American Premier Coinage Series to compliment your purchase.

By the early twentieth century, the designs of U.S. gold coins were long overdue for a makeover. The Liberty Head design had been employed on all gold coins for nearly 60 years with little modification. President Theodore Roosevelt took a personal interest in redesigning the nation’s gold coins and commissioned famed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens to create new patterns for the $10 and $20 gold pieces, which debuted in 1907 with much fanfare. The new $2.50 and $5 designs followed the next year. These two coins are distinctly unusual because they are the only U.S. coins ever minted with incuse designs-- that is, the letters and images are depressed into an otherwise flat plane. All other coins have images and letters which are raised above the surface. This incuse concept originated from William Sturgis Bigelow, a close friend of Roosevelt who was impressed by the Egyptian reliefs in the Boston Museum of Fine arts. Never before used on modern coins, he and Roosevelt felt the concept had promised for that purpose. Well-known sculptor Bela Lyon Pratt was commissioned to enact their vision. The chosen obverse design features a Native American warrior with a feathered war-bonnet encircled by 13 stars, representing the original states. The reverse features an eagle perched upon fasces intertwined with an olive branch, symbolic of peace and preparedness. The $2.50 gold Indian proved to be a relatively short-lived series. It was coined from 1908 to 1915, and then again from 1925-1929, making it the last $2.50 gold piece in U.S. history.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Type: $2.5 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle (1908-1929)
Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Weight: 4.18 grams
Diameter: 18.0 mm
Composition: 0.900 gold and 0.100 copper
Net gold weight: 0.12095 oz pure gold
Obverse Design: Indian with war bonnet / 13 stars
Obverse Inscription: LIBERTY / DATE
Reverse Design: Perched eagle / Fasces and olive branch
Reverse Inscription: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / IN GOD WE TRUST / E PLURIBUS UNUM / 2 ½ DOLLARS
4.5 x 4.5 x 2

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The $2.50 Indian Head gold piece is a vintage American gold coin minted from 1908-1929. The U.S. government issued gold coins for circulation from 1795 to 1933 in denominations of $1 through $20. Today, however, they are seldom seen but are cherished by coin collectors, investors, and enthusiasts of American history alike. Offered here is a pleasant example that has been hand-selected by professional numismatists after screening thousands of coins for quality and eye-appeal. Each coin is housed in an airtight capsule and presented in a luxurious, plush-lined wood box with embossed metallic gold lettering, piano-black finish, and certificate of authenticity. The coin is unconditionally guaranteed to be genuine, dated between 1908 and 1929, and will match the quality of the one shown. If you are interested in building a collection, consider adding other great selections from the American Premier Coinage Series to compliment your purchase.

By the early twentieth century, the designs of U.S. gold coins were long overdue for a makeover. The Liberty Head design had been employed on all gold coins for nearly 60 years with little modification. President Theodore Roosevelt took a personal interest in redesigning the nation’s gold coins and commissioned famed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens to create new patterns for the $10 and $20 gold pieces, which debuted in 1907 with much fanfare. The new $2.50 and $5 designs followed the next year. These two coins are distinctly unusual because they are the only U.S. coins ever minted with incuse designs-- that is, the letters and images are depressed into an otherwise flat plane. All other coins have images and letters which are raised above the surface. This incuse concept originated from William Sturgis Bigelow, a close friend of Roosevelt who was impressed by the Egyptian reliefs in the Boston Museum of Fine arts. Never before used on modern coins, he and Roosevelt felt the concept had promised for that purpose. Well-known sculptor Bela Lyon Pratt was commissioned to enact their vision. The chosen obverse design features a Native American warrior with a feathered war-bonnet encircled by 13 stars, representing the original states. The reverse features an eagle perched upon fasces intertwined with an olive branch, symbolic of peace and preparedness. The $2.50 gold Indian proved to be a relatively short-lived series. It was coined from 1908 to 1915, and then again from 1925-1929, making it the last $2.50 gold piece in U.S. history.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Type: $2.5 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle (1908-1929)
Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Weight: 4.18 grams
Diameter: 18.0 mm
Composition: 0.900 gold and 0.100 copper
Net gold weight: 0.12095 oz pure gold
Obverse Design: Indian with war bonnet / 13 stars
Obverse Inscription: LIBERTY / DATE
Reverse Design: Perched eagle / Fasces and olive branch
Reverse Inscription: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / IN GOD WE TRUST / E PLURIBUS UNUM / 2 ½ DOLLARS
4.5 x 4.5 x 2

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IMPORTANT:  With limited exceptions, returns (i) are refunded to customer by store credit redeemable on franklinmint.com and (ii) customer is responsible for return shipping charges. 

Please know that we understand that choosing the right décor for your home/office can be a tedious process. We want you to feel confident in your purchase. This is why we are more than happy to assist you with finding the right choice. If it’s not the right fit, we’ll help you get there.

You can return most items for a store credit within 30 days of delivery. Unless noted below, outbound shipping charges are non-refundable and you will be responsible for all return shipping costs.

Clearance merchandise and any items marked “Final Sale” cannot be returned. Other nonreturnable merchandise includes clearance items, personalized items, bundled items at discount rates (e.g. “4 for $20”; unless the entire bundle is returned), items marked nonreturnable at the checkout or within the product description page, and products that have been assembled

If there is a mistake with your order, or items arrive defective/damages at the time of receipt, we will take care of it and work with you to find the best solution as further described below.

To begin the return/exchange process, please reach out to our customer service team for assistance. Our Customer service representatives are available by phone 1-(855) 836-6468 or email support@franklinmint.com

Returns/Exchanges

You can return most items for store credit redeemable on franklinmint.com within 30 days of delivery.  The following will apply:

  • Only outbound shipping charges for damaged orders will be reimbursed. All other shipping charges are non-refundable and will automatically be deducted from the refund credit amount.

  • Clearance merchandise, any items marked “Final Sale” or marked nonreturnable may not be returned/exchanged.

  • We reserve the right to refuse returns/exchanges of items that are not in as-new condition due to damage or misuse by the customer.

  • Each returned item must be in its original condition and packaging to be accepted.

  • We are not liable for any return packages that may become lost or stolen in transit. Please keep proof of postage and/or return tracking number when shipping back returns.

  • After we have processed your return, reimbursement is generally issued within 5-7 business days.

 

Defective Product and Returns due to Our Error

If there are mistakes with your order, or items arrive defective/damaged at the time of receipt, we’ll make it right by sending you replacement parts or accessories, replacing the item or issuing you a refund.  In such an event, there is no return shipping charges. 

Order Cancellations

Because your order is processed as quickly as possible, there is a 15 minute window for order cancellation during our normal business hours. Please call Customer Service at 1-(855) 836-6468 immediately if you have placed an order in error. If the cancellation request occurs more than 15 minutes after the order is placed, or outside of our normal business hours, the order will be delivered, and must be processed as a return upon delivery.

Return Policy & Order Cancelations

Due to COVID-19 return processing times are taking longer than normal.  Please allow us 14-21 days to process your return before contacting customer support regarding the status of your return. Thank you for your patience. 

IMPORTANT:  With limited exceptions, returns (i) are refunded to customer by store credit redeemable on franklinmint.com and (ii) customer is responsible for return shipping charges. 

Please know that we understand that choosing the right décor for your home/office can be a tedious process. We want you to feel confident in your purchase. This is why we are more than happy to assist you with finding the right choice. If it’s not the right fit, we’ll help you get there.

You can return most items for a store credit within 30 days of delivery. Unless noted below, outbound shipping charges are non-refundable and you will be responsible for all return shipping costs.

Clearance merchandise and any items marked “Final Sale” cannot be returned. Other nonreturnable merchandise includes clearance items, personalized items, bundled items at discount rates (e.g. “4 for $20”; unless the entire bundle is returned), items marked nonreturnable at the checkout or within the product description page, and products that have been assembled

If there is a mistake with your order, or items arrive defective/damages at the time of receipt, we will take care of it and work with you to find the best solution as further described below.

To begin the return/exchange process, please reach out to our customer service team for assistance. Our Customer service representatives are available by phone 1-(855) 836-6468 or email support@franklinmint.com

Returns/Exchanges

You can return most items for store credit redeemable on franklinmint.com within 30 days of delivery.  The following will apply:

  • Only outbound shipping charges for damaged orders will be reimbursed. All other shipping charges are non-refundable and will automatically be deducted from the refund credit amount.

  • Clearance merchandise, any items marked “Final Sale” or marked nonreturnable may not be returned/exchanged.

  • We reserve the right to refuse returns/exchanges of items that are not in as-new condition due to damage or misuse by the customer.

  • Each returned item must be in its original condition and packaging to be accepted.

  • We are not liable for any return packages that may become lost or stolen in transit. Please keep proof of postage and/or return tracking number when shipping back returns.

  • After we have processed your return, reimbursement is generally issued within 5-7 business days.

 

Defective Product and Returns due to Our Error

If there are mistakes with your order, or items arrive defective/damaged at the time of receipt, we’ll make it right by sending you replacement parts or accessories, replacing the item or issuing you a refund.  In such an event, there is no return shipping charges. 

Order Cancellations

Because your order is processed as quickly as possible, there is a 15 minute window for order cancellation during our normal business hours. Please call Customer Service at 1-(855) 836-6468 immediately if you have placed an order in error. If the cancellation request occurs more than 15 minutes after the order is placed, or outside of our normal business hours, the order will be delivered, and must be processed as a return upon delivery.

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