Historic Gold Coins


Historic Gold coins were once legal tender but cannot be used as such any longer. They are valued just as much for their bullion content as their collectability value. Many of these historic coins are now quite rare and therefore difficult to find, especially coins minted during certain years and/or at certain mint facilities. That enhances their appeal for serious collectors. Historic coins are especially rare in proof condition but even uncirculated coins can be a challenge to find.

The historic gold coins on this page are commonly found in the catalog of many online gold dealers.
For the sake of simplicity, this webpage lists all coins that aren't produced anymore as historic coins even though production may have ended quite recently.

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Saint Gaudens Double Eagles

produced from 1907-1916 & 1920-1933
designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens
90% gold, 10% copper

obverse side of the 1908 $20 Saint Gaudens Gold Double Eagle coin without motto
reverse side of the 1908 $20 Saint Gaudens Gold Double Eagle coin without motto

Liberty Gold Double Eagles

produced from 1849-1907
designed by James B. Longacre
90% gold, 10% copper

obverse side of the 1849 $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle coin
reverse side of the 1849 $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle coin

Liberty Gold Eagles

produced from 1838-1907
designed by Christian Gobrecht
90% gold, 10% copper

obverse side of the $10 Liberty Gold Eagle coin
reverse side of the $10 Liberty Gold Eagle coin without motto

Indian Gold Eagles

produced from 1907-1933
designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens
90% gold, 10% copper

obverse side of the $10 Indian Gold Eagle coin
reverse side of the $10 Indian Gold Eagle coin with motto

Liberty Gold Half Eagles

produced from 1839-1908
designed by Christian Gobrecht
90% gold, 10% copper

obverse side of the $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle coin
reverse side of the $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle coin without motto

Indian Gold Half Eagles

produced from 1908-1929
designed by Bela Lyon Pratt
90% gold, 10% copper

obverse side of the $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle coin
reverse side of the $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle coin

Liberty Gold Quarter Eagles

produced from 1840-1907
designed by Christian Gobrecht
90% gold, 10% copper

obverse side of the $2.5 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle coin
reverse side of the $2.5 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle coin

Indian Gold Quarter Eagles

produced from 1908-1929
designed by Bela Lyon Pratt
90% gold, 10% copper

obverse side of the $2.5 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle coin
reverse side of the $2.5 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle coin

3 Dollar Indian Gold

produced from 1854-1889
designed by James B. Longacre
90% gold, 10% copper

obverse side of the 3 Dollar Indian Gold coin
1855 San Francisco minted 3 Dollar Indian Gold coin - reverse

Liberty Gold Dollars

produced from 1849-1854
designed by James B. Longacre
90% gold, 10% copper

obverse side of the Liberty Gold Dollar coin
reverse side of the Liberty Gold Dollar coin

Indian Gold Dollars

produced from 1854-1889
designed by James B. Longacre
90% gold, 10% copper

obverse side of the Indian Gold Dollar coin
reverse side of the Indian Gold Dollar coin

Canadian George V Gold Coins

minted from 1912-1914
first Canadian gold coins
90% gold, 10% copper

reverse side of the George V 10 Dollar gold coin
obverse side of the George V 10 Dollar gold coin

South African Gold Rands

produced from 1961-1983
predecessor of the Gold Krugerrands
91.67% gold

reverse side of the South African Gold Rand coin
obverse side of the South African Gold Rand coin

Mexican Gold Centenarios

produced from 1921-1947
large coin (37.1 mm diameter)
90% gold, 10% copper

obverse side of the Mexican 50 Peso Gold Centenario coin
reverse side of the Mexican 50 Peso Gold Centenario coin

Mexican Gold Aztecas

produced from 1917-1921
low 3 - 4% premium
90% gold, 10% copper

obverse side of the Mexican 20 Peso Gold Azteca coin
reverse side of the Mexican 20 Peso Gold Azteca coin

Mexican Gold Hidalgos

produced from 1905-1959
available as MXP 10, MXP 5, MXP 2.5, MXP 2
90% gold, 10% copper

obverse side of the Mexican 10 Peso Gold Hidalgo coin
reverse side of the Mexican 10 Peso Gold Hidalgo coin
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