Product Description: 1/2 oz Incuse Indian Silver Round
The Golden State Mint (GSM) offers fractional-weight silver rounds, with the largest being the ½ oz silver round. These rounds often showcase historic US coin designs, including the Buffalo Nickel, Walking Liberty Half Dollar, and the iconic Incuse Indian design. FMR Gold currently offers the ½ oz GSM Incuse Indian Silver Round for online purchase.
1. Available individually in protective flips or tubes of 20 rounds.
2. Features the beloved Incuse Indian design.
3. Contains 1/2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
4. Obverse features a Native American tribal leader.
5. Reverse depicts an American bald eagle.
6. Original artwork by Bela Lyon Pratt.
The Incuse Indian design, created by Bela Lyon Pratt, differs from traditional depictions of Native Americans on US coins. While the Indian Head Gold Eagle featured Liberty wearing a Native American headdress, Pratt’s design for the Quarter Eagle ($2.50) and Half Eagle ($5) coins portrayed an actual Native American figure.
Pratt’s designs were used in separate coin series. The Quarter Eagle was minted from 1908 to 1915 and 1925 to 1929, while the Half Eagle was produced from 1908 to 1916 and again in 1929, initially by the US Mint’s Denver and Philadelphia Mint locations.
The obverse of the ½ oz GSM Incuse Indian Silver Round replicates Pratt’s original design. It features a left-profile Native American leader wearing a headdress, surrounded by 15 stars and the word “Liberty.” Notably, the design is incuse, meaning it’s struck into the coin’s surface, creating a unique depth.
On the reverse, you’ll find an American bald eagle, akin to Saint-Gaudens’ design for the Indian Head Gold Eagle. The eagle sits atop a cluster of arrows wrapped in an olive branch, with “E Pluribus Unum” and the addition of “In God We Trust,” distinguishing it from the original Indian Head Gold Eagle.
For additional information contact an FMR Gold representative at 1-800-895-8603. The Incuse Indian design also comes in 1 oz and 1/4 oz sizes.