When you are buying gold coins these are the things to look for: Type of coin - Eagle, Sovereign etc. Size of coin - These can vary also. Sometimes measured in value and sometimes in weight. Face Value - 1 dollar or five dollar or even 10 dollar (for US or Canadian coins) for example. Weight - Usually measured in troy ounces or part of an oz but grams have also become a popular weight measurement recently. Fineness - (999% fine) Amount of gold compared to other metals such as silver.
The $5 Gold Indian Head Coins Indians were minted for just 10 years between 1908 to 1929. The famous sculptor Bela Lyon Pratt was commissioned by President Roosevelt to design the $2.50 and $5 gold coins. $5 Gold Indian Head Coins MS-62 Price: $840
The 1861-D gold dollars were minted during the American Civil War when Confederate troops were ordered to take over the Dahlonega Mint. 1861-D Gold Dollar Coin- However, the mint would not generate enough income to continually support the mint operations.