The 1912 Indian Head $5 Gold Coin was first minted in 1908 by designer Bela Lyon Pratt. These Indian Head $5 Gold Coin replaced the long-running Liberty Head design that was in production from 1839 through 1908. Unlike any other coins ever minted, the Indian Head $5 Gold Coin, is one of just two U.S. coins to feature an incuse design. The Indian Head $5 Gold Coins weigh 8.359 grams and offer enough heft to satisfy any lover of classic American gold coins. It was one of the most unforgettable coins ever produced by the US Mint, and it was first introduced way back in the early 1900s. Though these coins are not being produced any longer, they are still extremely popular in the eyes of collectors. Only 136 proofs minted.
Obverse: The obverse bears the portrait of a Native American chieftain in formal headdress struck incuse with the words LIBERTY at the top and the date at the bottom. 13 stars frame the left and right sides: 6 at left and 7 on the right.