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    1929 Five Dollar Indian, MS63
    Singular Rarity in the Series

    1929 $5 MS63 PCGS Secure. The final-year 1929 half eagle is the most significant rarity in the series, although its mintage of 662,000 coins would never lead one to suspect that was the case. The issue's lack of availability stems directly from the economic context in which it was produced. By October 1929, the American economy was in freefall -- a position it would remain in through the early to mid-1930s. The five dollar gold coin was not needed in circulation, and few 1929 half eagles were distributed to banks. Instead, the majority sat in Treasury vaults and were melted after 1933.

    This Select Uncirculated example is strongly struck throughout -- a trait often lacking among survivors. Mint luster is softly frosted and radiates over the warm yellow-gold surfaces. Small ticks and grazes appear on each side, but the only marks of note occur below the ED in UNITED.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28E2, PCGS# 8533)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

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    12th-15th Thursday-Sunday
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