Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 55,680
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: $156.47 (4/24/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1911 D $2.5 MS obverse 1911 D $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This date is the undisputed “KEY” to the series. Because of its low mintage and survival rate, this date brings a healthy price in circulated condition. The 1911–D Indian Head Quarter Eagle has by far the lowest mintage and it seems that surprisingly few were saved. The issue is usually well struck and is peculiar in that nearly every genuine example is seen with a pronounced wire rim on the obverse. This feature is a diagnostic of the date, and is even seen on examples that have a very weak D mint mark. It is recommended to avoid the weak D examples of this date. The resale value is usually quite soft. The 1911–D is not the rarest Indian Head Quarter Eagle in MS 65 condition, but it is certainly the most expensive. The date is extremely rare in superb condition. Just two examples have been graded by NGC at that level (11/12).


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/13/2013

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1911 D $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 565 690 1020 1860 3900 3900 5000 5750 6350 7750 9200 10750 13000 20500 29000 81000 225000 - - - -
$ 4300 5400 6150 6850 8600 10000 11750 14750 23500 38500 97500 250000 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5024
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
4/27/2014 UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1204/Lot# 6219
4/27/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1204/Lot# 5702
4/27/2014 MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1204/Lot# 6218
4/27/2014 G 4   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 10907
4/27/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1204/Lot# 6216
4/27/2014 AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1204/Lot# 6215


Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
12/2/1998 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1111, 1111/Lot# 1959 $1,477.00
2/23/2005 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 7679 $7,015.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1345 $10,378.75
2/5/2006 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1023 $8,337.50
6/1/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 4531 $5,750.00
5/30/2012 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4222 $9,044.75
2/7/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1182/Lot# 4800 $3,818.75
6/2/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 114820 $4,840.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1911 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10561127114411601256130915101687263630853627393250316564922310389167471747918234190141981820646
1079113211491192127313761569200327853265372842985542745096111250816991177301849419282200940
000000156920032785326537284298554274509611125081699117730184941928200
0000001628231929353446383046646053833610000146271723517982187541955000
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 10389
Owner: H.I.M.
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 10389
Owner: SSGI
 
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