Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 532,000
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1210oz
Melt Value: $227.39 (6/13/2021)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 2/12/2021

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1929 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 395 395 395 415 420 425 425 425 430 500 550 580 635 925 4150 32500 - - - -
$ - - - - 440 - - 585 650 1000 5250 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 21322
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/8/2021 1929 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----124494347223628348154640628542976----21322
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------------12459906-----180
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Total----124494347223628358178646529443036----21502
 ----0%0%0%0%0%0%2%1%13%38%30%14%1%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1929 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333354657559561564266168670577488814831852321249357651184323174254624
3331845555816016246486696927288121086160623053786584011244228683936957355
00000060162464866969272881210861606230537865840112442286800
00000060863365467769875185012841729275843606745148382730500
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 4935
Owner: foresthamilton@universalcoin.com
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 4935
Owner: foresthamilton@universalcoin.com
 
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