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: 0.1210oz
Melt Value: $160.92 (8/24/2016)
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: 6/16/2016

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1929 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 260 270 280 300 315 330 335 345 355 375 400 450 615 930 3650 44000 - - - -
$ - - - - 365 - - 515 675 1350 5750 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 20380
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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Grade
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4/17/2000 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1297, 1297/Lot# 2138 $221.55
10/24/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #59, 64/Lot# 1091 $931.50
7/10/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131129/Lot# 21289 $1,006.25
9/13/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 5903 $920.00
10/30/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131145/Lot# 23092 $431.25
4/15/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131217/Lot# 21752 $417.45
4/29/2012 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/29/2012, 20/Lot# 44266 $662.20
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1250 $1,287.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1974 $1,408.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1929 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333354657559561564266168670577488814831852321249357651184323174254624
333184555581601624648669692728812108616062305378658401124422868393690
00000060162464866969272881210861606230537865840112442286800
00000060863365467769875185012841729275843606745148382730500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3786
Owner: K
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1852
Owner: Coin Maven
 
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