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: $177.67 (12/6/2019)
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: 12/6/2019

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1929 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 240 240 245 265 280 330 345 345 350 380 450 465 585 700 2850 32500 - - - -
$ - - - - 355 - - 475 600 1000 5250 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 21028
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: 12/3/2019 1929 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----124484146523127868053632228232835----21028
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------------12354864-----168
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Total----124484146523127878076637629092875----21196
 ----0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %2 %1 %13 %38 %30 %14 %1 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/3/1994 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1994 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #120, 120/Lot# 1037 $1,237.50
3/3/2004 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1852, 1852/Lot# 1553 $242.00
9/17/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 178, 184/Lot# 758 $1,437.50
6/17/2010 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 3577 $776.25
9/4/2011 NGC MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1151 $438.00
11/20/2011 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/20/2011, 145/Lot# 15107 $407.00
10/7/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131242/Lot# 20723 $998.75
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1000 $437.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1929 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333354657559561564266168670577488814831852321249357651184323174254624
333184555581601624648669692728812108616062305378658401124422868393690
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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