The Saint-Gaudens double eagle, famously known as the exquisite $20 gold piece, has long been celebrated as the pinnacle of beauty in American numismatic history. However, it can be argued that during the same era, two smaller yet remarkably innovative United States gold coins emerged, capturing attention and stirring controversy. These remarkable coins are none other than the Indian Head quarter and half eagles, colloquially referred to as the Indian Head $2.50 and $5 gold pieces.
The Indian Head quarter eagle and its larger counterpart, the half eagle, truly stand out from the rest of United States coinage due to their distinctive sunken designs and lettering. Unlike other coins, their relief points are seamlessly level with the fields, creating a beautifully smooth surface. What makes these coins even more intriguing is the absence of raised rims that typically safeguard against wear, except for the mintmark, if present.
The Indian Head quarter-eagle is 90% gold and 10% copper. It has a thickness of 1.2 mm and a diameter of 18 mm.
What We Buy
California Gold & Silver Exchange will gladly buy your $10 Indian Heads, and will pay you cash, or check, on the spot. We are so confident in our buy price, that we recommend you call a few places. You will see that we are the most competitive gold coin buyers in the area. We can pay such a great price because we also sell the coins at our retail location. Most gold buyers purchase from the public and sell the coins to wholesalers. If they do not sell to the public, they are likely not the highest-paid buyers. We have had many people drive over an hour or more, to sell their gold coins. It is worth it for them to drive because of our competitive pricing, especially if they have a large quantity. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call with any questions you have. You can call us at 909-985-4653, or send us an email at [email protected]