1929 Indian $2.50-GOLD

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  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    A very nice looking 1929 $2.50 Gold Indian. The design is wonderful but the public didn’t like it as the entire design is incluse. It was thought to contain bugs that would make you ill due to the design.
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  3. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    It was also the last quarter Eagle issued by the U.S. There has not been another one. Unlike its $5 big sister, the price is affordable.
  4. Vess1

    Vess1 CT SP VIP

    Mines in my avatar.
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It’s actually a set you can put together at a reasonable price, with the exception of one coin.
  7. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Yep. Pretty sure they would have gotten a lower bacterial count from a random $2.50 Indian than a random $2 horse blanket and a fifty-cent piece. But, hey, scientific evidence wasn't any more respected then than it is now.

    I didn't like that incuse design at all when I first saw it. It's grown on me, but not enough to make me think it was ever a good idea.
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I do like the design on both sides. Certainly better than today’s coinage. :)
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  9. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    gotta love old gold:):).
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  11. JeffC

    JeffC Go explore something and think a happy thought!

    Isn't it ironic? Often times the flaws behind an otherwise great idea don't show until it's put into practice. The incused design is less susceptible to wear and will remain sharp longer. Yet it didn't work out. I remember reading an article from John Milton. Aside from the germs, the fields (being higher than the devices) got all scratched up and made the coins look bad.
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yes, I do to.
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  13. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    I love these. They are my favorite US design and they are one of the most counterfieted coins on the market.
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  15. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Nice coin. I had 1 of these once , but sold it during hard times. Whenever I get out of credit card debt I will get 1 again. I like the design.
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  16. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    There was an article published in The Numismatist soon after the incuse designs were introduced which stated that the recessed ares in the design would dirt traps that would spread disease.
  17. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    that that repeated in the press or by mint officals?
  18. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    It didn’t come from mint officials. As I remember it, it was some guy’s opinion. I will have to look it up in the old book, Selections from The Numismatist, U.S. Coins.
  19. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I’ve seen articles so much its become common source to me.
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  20. Jerry Lewis

    Jerry Lewis New Member

    I'm interested in buying one of these. What are the signs that it might be counterfeit please. Thanks for your help.
  21. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    It's gold, the design is only part of the value. Personally I like it. Thanks for posting it.
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