1929 P Indian Head Gold $5 Half Eagle

Early Gold Coins

Mintage: 662,000
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Bela Lyon Pratt
Metal Composition: 90% Gold - 10% Copper

Diameter: 21.6 mm
Mass / Weight: 8.36 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1929 Indian Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - Five Dollars
1929 marks the first time the $5 gold half eagle would be produced after 1916. A large number of them were produced but were later melted down within a few years - making the few hundred coins that did survive become extremely rare and valuable. 1929 also happened to be the year of the historic stock market crash that marked the beginning of the Great Depression - a time when there was very little demand in the population for the $5 gold coins. This would be the final year that the $5 Indian Head Half Eagle denomination would be produced. Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
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MELT VALUE: $285.26


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