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    1929 Half Eagle, AU Details
    Surprisingly Pleasant Eye Appeal

    1929 $5 -- Cleaning -- PCGS Genuine Secure. AU Details. The 1929 Indian half eagle is scarce, and most examples are in middle Uncirculated grades. As a result, there is a discouraging lack of affordable coins in most cases to fill the collections of folks who cannot shell out the big bucks that the 1929 in MS63 or MS64 commands. About Uncirculated coins are rare, and lower-grade pieces are exceedingly so. But the present coin may offer an easy acquisition for the budget-conscious collector.

    This piece displays AU detail, but a very light cleaning has minutely dulled the luster to where PCGS denied it a numeric grade. Surprisingly, the surfaces show only the usual light marks associated with the AU grade level, not any significant hairlines typically associated with cleaning. Moreover, the devices are boldly struck and show no obvious evidence of high-point wear. Had this coin not been so slightly cleaned at one point, an AU58 grade would have been in order. As it stands, the coin is arguably the most appealing Cleaned 1929 half eagle in existence, and it should receive an appropriate bid.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2017
    26th-30th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 20
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