Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 446,000
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: $154.55 (8/21/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1926 $2.5 MS obverse 1926 $2.5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1926 Indian Head Quarter Eagle is among the most common issues for the series. The date can be found in all grades including MS 65. All of the late date (1925–D to 1929) issues are usually purchased as examples for the type. Superb examples are very rare and none have been graded MS 67 (11/12).


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/13/2013

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1926 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 268 280 310 330 350 350 365 370 375 395 400 485 545 625 1050 2600 12350 27500 - - -
$ 365 380 390 390 420 440 530 650 700 1200 3750 13850 32500 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 18165
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/26/1998 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1998 September Long Beach Sale #192, 192/Lot# 7072 $1,955.00
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1526 $3,105.00
5/13/2009 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2692, 2692/Lot# 1968 $805.00
5/30/2010 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 2136 $3,978.00
7/7/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 4664 $1,207.50
12/15/2013 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 782, 791/Lot# 350 $510.00
12/22/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 160281 $205.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6988 $575.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333354657560262965066768870577488814831852299443787651176673037152184
333184555584611636655674693728812108616062232345554691098921901376420
00000061163665567469372881210861606223234555469109892190100
00000062064366168169975185012841729261339166560143282613600
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2994
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1568
Owner: Sierra Collection
 
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