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Indian Head Gold Coin

The Indian Head was minted from (1908 - 1929). President Theodore Roosevelt, from 1904, supported new designs for United States coins, and had the Mint engage his friend, the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, to design five coins (the four gold pieces and the cent) that could be changed without congressional authorization.

Before his death in August 1907, Saint-Gaudens completed designs for the eagle ($10 piece) and double eagle, although both required subsequent work to make them fully suitable for coining. This new design was a departure from all precedents in the U.S. coinage. This new design features no raised edge and all legends are in sunken relief below the surface of the coin. President The only similar feature that remained was in the size of each piece which continued to resembled the U.S. nickle, dime and quarter.

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