History, Information, and Value of 1929 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold
Value of 1929 Indian Head Quarter Eagle
The 1929 quarter eagle is the final date of the series and is considered somewhat underrated in terms of rarity. Philadelphia Mint coins from 1929 are usually found well-struck, though die buckling at the border is not uncommon. The luster is typically attractive and frosty though often hampered by scattered abrasions in the fields; finding a clean example can be a challenge. While natural coloration varies, medium-yellow gold hues are most common, sometimes with traces of green-gold and even mint-made copper spots that should be of little concern. The eye appeal of this quarter eagle is above average, and patient searching will be rewarded.
The 1929 is also quite available through Choice Mint State, becoming much scarcer beyond that. MS-63 examples are very common and are often priced just above bullion value, while MS-64 coins command a slightly bigger premium. However, in Gem this is a considerable condition rarity, most resembling the 1909 or the 1915. Experts suggest that fewer than 500 pieces remain in Gem condition, though coins in grades above MS-65 are extremely rare. Perhaps just a dozen or two examples exist in MS-66 or MS-67, though the Superb Gem population is certainly in the single digits.
The text on the Indian Head Quarter Eagle reads as follows. Obverse: LIBERTY; Date; B.L.P. | Reverse: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; E PLURIBUS UNUM; 2 1/2 DOLLARS; IN GOD WE TRUST
If the text on your coin is not consistent with the text above, you either have a counterfeit, or you have a silver round with gold toning. Silver rounds were introduced recently that bear this same design. With gold toning covering them, it could be easy to confuse your coin for a gold coin. Please look for the word “Copy,” “0.999 Fine,” or “Silver,” before asking our experts what the value of your gold coin is. If you need help determining the condition of your coin, we are rare coin experts and would love to help.