1929 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 value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
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)
---$18,844$20,225$22,260$32,303$51,326-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1929 Indian Head Gold $5 Half Eagle is worth $18,844 in average condition and can be worth $32,303 to $51,326 or more in uncirculated (MS+) mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $310.08





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