Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 532,000
Catalog: KM-128
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $144.54 (12/19/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1929 $2.5 MS obverse 1929 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The start of the Great Depression brought an end to this short lived series. 1929 is the last year of production and can be found in ample quantities. Most are nicely struck with great luster. For some reason, this date is found with more than average bag marks. At the Gem level, it is actually somewhat rarer than the other dates from 1925 to 1928. Only about 200 have been certified by NGC as MS 65 and the date brings a healthy premium in Gem condition. Just two coins have been certified as MS 66 and, as such, is one of the most elusive at that grade for the series (11/12).The start of the Great Depression brought an end to this short lived series. 1929 is the last year of production and can be found in ample quantities. Most are nicely struck with great luster. For some reason, this date is found with more than average bag marks. At the Gem level, it is actually somewhat rarer than the other dates from 1925 to 1928. Only about 200 have been certified by NGC as MS 65 and the date brings a healthy premium in Gem condition. Just two coins have been certified as MS 66 and, as such, is one of the most elusive at that grade for the series (11/12).


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/10/2014

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1929 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 19775
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
1/12/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1216/Lot# 6967
1/12/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1216/Lot# 6972
1/12/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1216/Lot# 6970
1/12/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1216/Lot# 6966
1/12/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1216/Lot# 6971
1/12/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1216/Lot# 6968


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/2/1995 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1995 Atlanta Bullet Sale #132, 132/Lot# 475 $3,630.00
5/30/2001 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1443, 1443/Lot# 1781 $295.40
2/5/2006 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 381 $184.00
3/5/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 129, 134/Lot# 1840 $529.00
12/18/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131152/Lot# 28282 $231.15
6/3/2013 NGC MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2297 $491.00
2/3/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 8557 $411.25
5/18/2014 NGC Details UNC Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 193677 $249.70
7/6/2014 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 204414 $260.00
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15812 $305.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1929 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333354657559561564266168670577488814831852321249357651184323174254624
333184555581601624648669692728812108616062305378658401124422868393690
00000060162464866969272881210861606230537865840112442286800
00000060863365467769875185012841729275843606745148382730500
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1852
Owner: Coin Maven
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1852
Owner: H.I.M.
 
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