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1908 US Indian Head Gold Five Dollar Half Eagle Coin In 14k Gold Bezel
1908 US Indian Head Gold Five Dollar Half Eagle Coin In 14k Gold Bezel
1908 US Indian Head Gold Five Dollar Half Eagle Coin In 14k Gold Bezel
1908 US Indian Head Gold Five Dollar Half Eagle Coin In 14k Gold Bezel

1908 US Indian Head Gold Five Dollar Half Eagle Coin In 14k Gold Bezel

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1908 US Indian Head Gold Five Dollar Half Eagle in 14k Gold Bezel 

This lovely American coin was the first to have an engraved relief rather than a raised relief design. President Theodore Roosevelt,  interested in every aspect of the government, turned his attention to the US Mint during the first decade of the 20th Century and commissioned this unusual sunken design after a friend mentioned seeing similar incuse relief designs on Egyptian art in a museum. 

Roosevelt commissioned Bela-Lyon Pratt to design the coin and it entered circulation  in 1908. 

This particular coin was minted in Denver 

148,000 of this coin were minted in Denver

The design on both sides was done by Bela Lyon Pratt

The coin itself weighs 8.36g and is 21.6mm in diameter

Bezel and Coin together measure 35mm (including bail) and 23mm in diameter

Bezel and Coin together wear 6.25 dwt or 9.6g

The edge of the coin is reeded

 

1908 US Indian Head Gold Five Dollar Half Eagle Coin In 14k Gold Bezel

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1908 US Indian Head Gold Five Dollar Half Eagle Coin In 14k Gold Bezel

1908 US Indian Head Gold Five Dollar Half Eagle Coin In 14k Gold Bezel
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