Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 240,000
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: $155.42 (4/24/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1914 $2.5 MS obverse 1914 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: As can be seen from the rather sharp drop in mintage, the 1914 is one of the more scarce coins for the series. It is considered the second best date and is difficult to obtain in any level of Mint State. The price of a 1914 Indian Head Quarter Eagle jumps rather sharply from one grade to the next and is a favorite of re–submitters. The population numbers should be viewed with some skepticism, as many of the tags have not been returned to update the population reports. As would be expected, the 1914 is very rare in Gem condition, with just one or two trading hands at auction each year. Only two coins have been certified as MS 66 (11/12).


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/13/2013

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1914 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 268 280 310 330 350 350 365 370 380 445 540 825 2350 5250 8900 36500 66000 105000 - - -
$ 365 380 390 400 480 590 1050 2550 5850 11000 46000 70000 125000 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7552
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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4/27/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1204/Lot# 6530


Auction Prices Realized

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5/16/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #39, 43/Lot# 1089 $540.50
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4610 $28,750.00
7/24/2011 NGC MS 60   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/24/2011, 128/Lot# 13074 $517.00
12/11/2011 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3187, 3187/Lot# 4738 $437.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4229 $7,931.25
2/24/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131310/Lot# 22956 $6,756.25
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1815 $1,762.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1914 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33335465886617297838208709051247192831674123519365458428274604732881504
33318456061268374779583688110191474234134854479564371721477234082587200
0000006837477958368811019147423413485447956437172147723408200
0000007067658078538931133170127543804483660947800211164070500
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 4123
Owner: H.I.M.
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 3167
Owner: Irxharts
 
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