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US Coin - 1910 - Indian Head - Philadelphia

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US Coin - 1910 - Indian Head - Philadelphia The image shown is the same design as the selected coin, though not necessarily the same year, mint or demonination.

Common Name Half Eagle
Denomination Half Eagle
Year 1910
Mint Philadelphia
Series Indian Head
Variation With Motto
Circulation Type Proof
Material Gold 92
Mintage 250
US Coin - 1910 - Indian Head - Philadelphia The image shown is the same design as the selected coin, though not necessarily the same year, mint or demonination.




Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt

History:

In 1908, a new design by Bela Lyon Pratt, was first produced for certain gold coins. The composition, weight, and diameter of earlier coins remained unchanged, but both the obverse and reverse were drastically altered from earlier designs. The new design was used for the half and quarter eagles. These two series are unique in United States coinage because the design and inscriptions are stamped in incuse, rather than being raised from the surface, meaning that the flat surfaces are the highest points of the coin. The obverse depicted an Indian head wearing a feathered headdress. The reverse depicted a perched eagle with the inscriptions "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "IN GOD WE TRUST". Production of the half eagle was suspended during World War I and not resumed until 1929, the final year of issue.


Item created by: Lethe on 2015-05-31 17:46:30. Last edited by gdm on 2018-01-09 11:09:19

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