Only one was issued for every four of its predecessor "Coronet Liberty" gold half eagles. The U.S. government recalled those in circulation during the Depression and the vast majority was melted and lost to future generations. Bela Pratt designed the magnificent Indian Chief obverse and American Eagle reverse. In a minting experiment, both designs were struck below the coin's surface, to help prevent wear on the recessed engravings. Sharply detailed Extra Fine quality.
Diameter 21mm, Weight 8.3592 grams/.26875 troy oz., Composition .900 gold/21.6 karats