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11 Nov 2017

Indian Chief Identified At Last

Coins-United States | Juno Moneta

It was great to read in the November 2017 issue of the ANA's "Numismatist" magazine that the Indian Chief depicted on the Half and Quarter Eagle gold coins, beginning in 1908, has finally been definitively identified. The proud Indian Chief is Brule' Sioux tribe Hollow Horn Bear. It's taken over 100 years but it shows that even well known coin types still benefit from rigorous research. 

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TheNumisMaster

Level 5

I remember this! What a discovery!

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Very educational! Thanks ...

Mike

Level 7

After reading the article I found many that state there were three Indians. One verified by Mr. Barber close to his death. The coin lady was right. The more investigation the more information. It's the back bone of our hobby. Great blog keep it up thanks again. Mike.

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

i have always liked that coin especially the way that it was struck into the coin (impressed image)

user_9894

Level 4

Thanks for the information on the Chief.

Juno Moneta

Level 4

Thanks Kepi, and all. Perhaps I will devote a little more time to the Blog post feature. Here's what I recently discovered that works towards my efforts to spread the word on "The Hobby of Kings". I suppose it works for the ANA as well, it is a feature they offer on the digital "Numismatist". There's a 'SHARE' feature that pops-up on the bottom margin that provides the URL link to pages from the magazine for a particular article. I'm assuming the link works for anyone that clicks, even non-ANA members. So my link for the 1908 Indian Half Eagle in my Moneta Museum is below. Within my description for the coin is the ANA link to the article so anyone can read about Hollow Horn Bear. It's a Beautiful Thing! http://www.moneta-coins.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=2721&title=usa-indian-5-dollars1908&cat=627

I'm glad it was finally figured out too. Thanks for sharing!

coin collector

Level 4

did not see that in magazine thanks

"SUN"

Level 5

Still waiting to receive the magazine. Sounds like a good article.

World_Coin_Nut

Level 5

That was a good article. I had never heard most of the history in it.

Kepi

Level 6

I enjoyed the article as well. Glad to see you back blogging again!

CoinLady

Level 6

I enjoyed that article, & I plan to keep this issue for reference. I see more research being done on coin designers/sculptors, overdue.

Mike

Level 7

I'm glad it was finally figured out. I saw part of that article but kept going now I have to go back and finish it thanks for the information. Mike.

Longstrider

Level 6

I saw that article. I still need to read it . I just scanned it. I'm looking for a nice Specimen of him on Military Scrip.. Think I have one lined up..Thanks!

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