Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 662,000
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2420oz
Melt Value: $308.79 (10/23/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Link to this coin

1929 $5 MS obverse 1929 $5 MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

Description & Analysis

The 1929 Indian Half Eagle had a mintage of 662,000 pieces. This is much more substantial than many earlier years which are worth much less. However, half eagles had not been produced for 13 years, meaning demand from the public was simply not there for this coin.

Due to this lack of demand, the 1929-dated coins languished in bank vaults until the ownership of gold was made illegal in 1933. When this happened, many 1929 half eagles were melted, which led to the extreme rarity we see today. So far, NGC has only graded 5 in MS65, with none higher.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/9/2017

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1929 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - 21500 23500 25500 29000 33750 36500 40500 46500 57500 64500 133500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 50000 60000 95500 - - - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 214
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/13/2000 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1377, 1377/Lot# 1641 $7,174.00
5/5/2004 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 9707 $8,050.00
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2386 $31,050.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2430 $33,350.00
12/8/2010 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2348 $42,120.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4336 $51,750.00
7/15/2012 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/15/2012, 31/Lot# 63255 $30,800.00
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5380 $64,625.00
7/6/2017 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2017 July 6 - 9 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(1), 1257/Lot# 3219 $17,625.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1929 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23922597298034674336543556135783615863876705690371007649931810129109051175412937258423133453670
2460272431423756470254945669590862346493677169687283820595881038711188121481723827672387790
000000566959086234649367716968728382059588103871118812148172382767200
000000572660336310659968377034746687619858106461147112542215402950300
Registry Image Gallery

No Images Found

Related Articles

Counterfeit Detection: Fake $5 Indian Lacks Details

1/12/2010 — The missing details on this $5 Indian reveal it to be counterfeit.
View full article >


NGC Auction Central Disclaimer