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Indian Head (1907 - 1933)

Augustus Saint-Gaudens, considered by many the greatest of modern sculptors, introduced a new high standard of art in United States coins evidenced by his eagle and double eagle types of 1907. The obverse of the eagle shows the head of Liberty crowned with an Indian war bonnet while an impressively majestic eagle dominates the reverse side. A departure from older standards is found on the edge of the piece, where 46 raised stars (48 stars in 1912 and later) are arranged signifying the states of the Union, instead of there being a lettered or reeded edge.

The first of these coins struck had no motto IN GOD WE TRUST, unlike the later issues, starting in 1908. President Theodore Roosevelt personally objected to the use of the Deity’s name on coins. The motto was restored to the coins by an act of Congress in 1908.

Indian Head (1907 - 1933)
1907 - 1908 | 1908 - 1933

Variety 1 - No Motto on Reverse (1907 - 1908)

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1907 - 1908
    Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
    Weight: 16.718 grams
    Diameter:27 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 gold, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: 46 raised stars
    Metal Oz: 0.48375
    Melt Value (gold): $632.45

Variety 2 - Motto on Reverse (1908 - 1933)

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1908 - 1911
    Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
    Weight: 16.718 grams
    Diameter:27 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 gold, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: 46 raised stars
    Metal Oz: 0.48375
    Melt Value (gold): $632.45
  • Design Years: 1912 - 1933
    Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
    Weight: 16.718 grams
    Diameter:27 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 gold, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: 46 raised stars
    Metal Oz: 0.48375
    Melt Value (gold): $632.45
Grade Price Guide
Circ|MS|PF
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • F-12 Fine. Fine.
  • VF-20 Very Fine. Very Fine. Bonnet feathers worn near band. Wear visible on high points of hair.
  • EF-40 Extremely Fine. Extremely Fine. Slight wear on cheekbone and headdress feathers. Slight wear visible on eagle’s eye and left wing.
  • AU-50 About Uncirculated. About Uncirculated. Trace of wear on hair above eye and on forehead.
  • AU-55 Choice About Uncirculated. Choice About Uncirculated. Evidence of friction on design high points. Much of original mint luster present.
  • AU-58 Choice AU. Choice AU.
  • MS-60 Uncirculated. Uncirculated. No trace of wear. Light blemishes.
  • MS-62 Choice Unc.. Choice Unc..
  • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated. Some distracting contact marks or blemishes in prime focal areas. Impaired luster possible.
  • MS-64 Very Choice Unc.. Very Choice Unc..
  • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
  • MS-66 Gem Unc.. Gem Unc..
  • PF-65 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
  • 1908D, No Motto

    1908D, No Motto

    Eagles Indian Head (1907 - 1933) 1908D, No Motto
    Eagles Indian Head (1907 - 1933) 1908D, No Motto
    Mintmark is above left tip of branch on 1908-D, No Motto, and at left of arrow points thereafter.
  • 210,000
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • F-12 Fine. Fine.
  • VF-20 Very Fine. Very Fine. Bonnet feathers worn near band. Wear visible on high points of hair.
  • EF-40 Extremely Fine. Extremely Fine. Slight wear on cheekbone and headdress feathers. Slight wear visible on eagle’s eye and left wing.
  • AU-50 About Uncirculated. About Uncirculated. Trace of wear on hair above eye and on forehead.
  • AU-55 Choice About Uncirculated. Choice About Uncirculated. Evidence of friction on design high points. Much of original mint luster present.
  • AU-58 Choice AU. Choice AU.
  • MS-60 Uncirculated. Uncirculated. No trace of wear. Light blemishes.
  • MS-62 Choice Unc.. Choice Unc..
  • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated. Some distracting contact marks or blemishes in prime focal areas. Impaired luster possible.
  • MS-64 Very Choice Unc.. Very Choice Unc..
  • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
  • MS-66 Gem Unc.. Gem Unc..
  • PF-60 PF-60. PF-60.
  • PF-63 Choice Proof. Choice Proof.
  • Matte PF-63 Matte. Matte.
  • PF-64 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
  • PF-65 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
  • 1926

    1926

    Eagles Indian Head (1907 - 1933) 1926
    Eagles Indian Head (1907 - 1933) 1926
  • 1,014,000
  • 1932

    1932

    Eagles Indian Head (1907 - 1933) 1932
    Eagles Indian Head (1907 - 1933) 1932
  • 4,463,000
  • 1933
  • 312,500
  • 200,000
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • F-12
  • VF-20
  • EF-40
  • AU-50
  • AU-55
  • AU-58
  • MS-60
  • MS-62
  • MS-63
  • MS-64
  • MS-65
  • MS-66
  • PF-60
  • PF-63
  • Matte PF-63
  • PF-64
  • PF-65
  • 1908D, No Motto

    1908D, No Motto

    Eagles Indian Head (1907 - 1933) 1908D, No Motto
    Eagles Indian Head (1907 - 1933) 1908D, No Motto
    Mintmark is above left tip of branch on 1908-D, No Motto, and at left of arrow points thereafter.
  • 210,000
  • 1926

    1926

    Eagles Indian Head (1907 - 1933) 1926
    Eagles Indian Head (1907 - 1933) 1926
  • 1,014,000
  • 1932

    1932

    Eagles Indian Head (1907 - 1933) 1932
    Eagles Indian Head (1907 - 1933) 1932
  • 4,463,000
  • 1933
  • 312,500
  • 200,000
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