Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 616,000
Catalog: KM-128
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $155.47 (8/1/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1912 $2.5 MS obverse 1912 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: As can be seen from the rather high mintage figure for the date, the issue is rather common in circulated condition and the lower Mint State grades. The date is sometimes softly struck with a shallow appearance. The 1912 Quarter Eagle is somewhat scarce in Choice condition and becomes very rare at the Gem level. Just a few examples are offered at auction in Gem condition. The most recent NGC example sold for $9,945 in 2012. Just two 1912 Indian Head Quarter Eagles have been certified as MS 66 and neither has crossed the auction block (11/12). Interestingly, the date is sometimes accumulated by marketers and sold as a tangible link to the 1912 sinking of the Titanic.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/13/2013

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1912 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 268 280 310 330 350 350 365 370 375 395 412 560 725 1700 3250 13800 32500 - - - -
$ 365 380 390 390 420 450 600 800 1850 4000 15000 42500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 8923
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/12/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #66, 71/Lot# 993 $327.75
6/25/2006 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2223, 2223/Lot# 2608 $700.00
10/3/2006 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26102, 26102/Lot# 11876 $1,725.00
5/30/2010 NGC MS 65   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 2130 $9,945.00
10/27/2010 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145, 1145/Lot# 4700 $2,760.00
3/31/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6374 $2,587.50
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1404 $776.25
6/1/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1156/Lot# 9255 $554.30
6/2/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 106585 $352.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333354657559561565067470772993094921472501419961858153225103891367186
333184555581601626658685714796936134822653067486168411293827977483370
00000060162665868571479693613482265306748616841129382797700
00000060863866669672186394217472383363355237497177243344500
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2501
Owner: Irxharts
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2147
Owner: Eagles Nest
 
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