1929 Indian Half Eagle

Even though the 1929 Indian Half Eagle lists a high mintage of 662,000, it has emerged as one of the top rarities of the series. Most of the entire mintage was apparently melted following President Roosevelt’s Executive Order which recalled gold coins from circulation. This makes surviving examples rare in any grade from well circulated through uncirculated.

Notably, numerous examples have attained the MS-65 grade at grading services, as opposed to some earlier issues like the 1911-D and 1914-S, which are more scarce in gem. Accordingly, this coin is not the most expense of the series in gem, although it is typically the most difficult piece to acquire for a circulated set.