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: $158.16 (7/22/2014)
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: 8/13/2013

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1929 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 268 280 310 330 350 350 365 370 375 395 400 485 545 625 1050 5400 35000 - - - -
$ 365 380 390 390 420 440 530 650 700 1300 5800 40000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 19612
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
7/22/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131429/Lot# 26222
7/22/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131429/Lot# 26510
8/9/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8518


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/9/1994 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1994 NGC East Coast Expo Bullet Sale #123, 123/Lot# 415 $1,320.00
11/2/2003 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1800, 1800/Lot# 1728 $330.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2191 $460.00
7/2/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 155, 160/Lot# 29 $1,207.50
2/14/2008 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2008 February Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #460, 460/Lot# 1003 $1,150.00
11/9/2010 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 69/Lot# 11308 $456.55
8/2/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(6), 1173/Lot# 9257 $998.75
6/3/2013 NGC MS 61   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2298 $444.00
2/16/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 170992 $500.50


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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