$2.5 Gold Quarter Eagle Indian Head Extra Fine XF (Random Year)
Strong and durable against any wear and damage. Helps diversify your investment portfolio. Great artistic merit, unique sunken relief, and the fact that it is a short series coins makes it a. President Theodore Roosevelt felt an artistic quality was missing in the American coinage of the 19th century. He felt that the boring designs that have hardly seen any change for the past 60 years had to.He put the responsibility of modernizing the American coin designs on the. Shoulders of his friend and a famous sculptor of the time, Augustus Saint-Gaudens. He had to give a. Facelift for four denominations the Double Eagle, Eagle, Half Eagle, and Quarter Eagle. The designs of the Double Eagle and the Eagle opened to rave reviews by the public, and came to be. Known as the most beautiful coins in the American Coinage History. Complete designing for the remaining two lower denominations, Augustus Saint-Gaudens lost his life to. William Sturgis Bigelow, physician Boston plays an important role in the designs of the Quarter. And Half Eagle that would go down history for their unique minting process. Friend of President Theodore Roosevelt, who had been working with a sculptor in Boston, Bela Lyon. Pratt to come up with a new coin design which had an incused or sunken relief instead of the normal.
Raised relief coins which had a lot of practical aspects to it like easy stacking, protection of the design. And also would give a high relief design.
Design which features Lady Liberty wearing a headdress as the base for his work. Female portrait, he used an unknown male Native American portrait from his collection of photograph.He designed a leftward facing portrait of male Native American wearing a headdress. On the obverse side with the date, 13 stars, and the motto "LIBERTY" forming a circle around this. On the reverse, the coin featured a majestic American bald eagle perched on a bunch of arrows and. Holding an olive branch in its talons to symbolize preparedness and peace. Pratt could also fit in all the. Inscriptions on the reverse side that are: "United States of America", "E Pluribus Unum", In God We. The president who was open to new and modern ideas loved the sunken relief design and felt that it. Was very practical for commerce and gave his approval for minting it. The coins were first minted in. 1908, but upon their release the coins stirred criticism. People were unfamiliar with the sunken relief. Concept, they felt the coin was not good looking. Some felt the coin could not stack well. Numismatist from Philadelphia, Samuel Chapman in his letter of criticism to the President wrote that. The sunken relief could accumulate dirt and harbor germs which could lead to health issues for the. But the president's unshakable faith in the coin made it get a special place in the coinage. This coin is a short lived series and has only 15 different mint and date combinations out of which 12. Issues are from Philadelphia and the other 3 are from Denver. The coin was minted from 1908 to 1915. Then it was paused for a decade. Again it was issued from 1925 to 1929. XF at one of the most competitive prices in the industry.
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- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Coin: US Pre-1933 Gold Bullion
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