Composition and Specifications

The Indian Head Gold Eagles were struck in a composition of 90% gold and 10% copper. The coins have a diameter of 26.8 mm and a weight of 16.718 grams (258 grains).  The net weight in pure gold content for uncirculated coins is 0.48375 troy ounce.

An interesting aspect to the series is the edge of each coin, which is not flat or reeded like the majority of American coin types. Instead, the edge features raised stars representing each of the states in the Union. From 1907 to 1911, there were 46 stars, and from 1912 to the end of the series in 1933, there were 48 stars to reflect the admission of Arizona and New Mexico.

During the course of the series, coins were struck at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mint facilities.

Dates: 1907-1916, 1920, 1926, 1930, 1932, 1933
Mint Mark: none (Philadelphia), D (Denver), S (San Francisco)
Composition: 90% gold, 10% copper
Weight: 16.718 grams
Diameter: 26.8 mm
Edge: 46 stars (1907-1911), 48 stars (1912-1933)
Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens