Oregon Indian

Types for the series are listed below.

Oregon Indian One
Oregon Indian 1/2
Oregon Indian 1/4

Oregon Indian tokens are dated 1914 and come in three different weights and diameters that correspond with the one, half, and quarter dollar denominations. The tokens were likely issued simultaneously with the other 1914-dated state gold series (Idaho Indian, Montana Indian, and Washington Indian.

The obverse features an Indian Head facing left, executed in fine style and similar to die work seen on the aforementioned state gold series, in addition to the Alaska Indian Octagonal, Alaska Indian Round, Arizona Indian Round, California Indian Octagonal, and California Indian Round series. The engraver's identity is unknown, but some have speculated it is Adam Pietz.


The reverse design is based on the Oregon state historical coat of arms.
The design includes a sheaf of wheat, a plow, a sunrise above the Pacific Ocean and Oregon seashow, all within a shield surrounded by stars.


The Oregon Indian series was later included in the M.E. Hart's Coins of the Golden West set formed by Farran Zerbe, and sold during (or shortly after) the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
The Oregon Indian is rarest among the 12 design types that comprise the M.E. Hart set. The series is rarer than the more costly 1911 Alaska Eskimo trio.