Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 722,000
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: $154.90 (8/22/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1913 $2.5 MS obverse 1913 $2.5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The production of the Quarter Eagle continued in 1913 at a rather healthy pace and finding an example of the issue is a simple matter in most grades. The surface and luster for the issue is somewhat dull, but most are seen well struck. The date becomes rare at the Gem level, with less than 100 coins certified (11/12). The date is extremely rare in MS 66 condition, and I have only seen one or two that would qualify as that grade. It is interesting that the series that can be found in prodigious quantities, but the issue is nearly unknown in MS 67 condition.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/13/2013

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1913 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 268 280 310 330 350 350 365 370 375 395 412 560 650 1025 2000 6400 33000 42500 - - -
$ 365 380 390 390 420 450 600 725 1300 2350 8750 38500 52500 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 12223
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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8/26/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131434/Lot# 27346
8/26/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131434/Lot# 27917
8/26/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131434/Lot# 27344
8/26/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131434/Lot# 27915
9/6/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8577


Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
2/5/1996 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0812, 812/Lot# 807 $316.50
1/25/2004 NGC MS 62   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 3155 $414.00
6/6/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #41, 45/Lot# 844 $494.50
3/6/2006 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2006 March Palm Beach, FL Online Session #413, 413/Lot# 8271 $299.00
5/27/2009 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 8845 $805.00
11/27/2011 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/27/2011, 146/Lot# 26677 $357.50
7/26/2012 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 12247 $1,586.25
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5595 $2,350.00
6/3/2013 NGC MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2278 $585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333354657559561564266168670577488816492302388251938153204303528460872
333184555581601624648669692728812114118662828431961791224525381438130
00000060162464866969272881211411866282843196179122452538100
00000060863365467769875185013952084335547567166163373033200
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2302
Owner: H.I.M.
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 888
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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