The 1911-D Indian Head Half Eagle (Buy on eBay) is considered to be another key date of the series, particularly in uncirculated condition. The coin carries a slight premium above other dates in low circulated grades, but in higher grades it emerges as one of the most elusive coins of the series.
A total of 72,500 pieces were struck at the Denver Mint, representing the second lowest mintage of the series. These pieces circulated heavily, leaving very few pieces in uncirculated condition with only a handful at the gem level. One of the finest known examples graded PCGS MS-65 sold for $336,000 at auction in 2021.
- Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
- Composition: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
- Weight: 8.359 grams
- Diameter: 21.6 mm
- Edge: Reeded