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1929 Indian Head Half Eagle Obverse     1929 Indian Head Half Eagle Reverse
 


1929 $5 OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8533

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 662,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt

Diameter: 21.6 millimeters

Metal Content:
Gold - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) left of the arrowheads on the reverse 

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 552, illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 260, illustrated, sold for $6,440.00

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 8 MS-65's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service