Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 564,821
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: $144.03 (5/29/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1908 $2.5 MS obverse 1908 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The new Quarter Eagle featured an incuse design. The portrait and eagle are lowered into the surface. That is why grading the series can be difficult, as the highest points for the issue are the obverse and reverse fields. The new design created by Bella Lyon Pratt features a Native American Indian Chief on the obverse and an eagle facing left on the reverse. The date was saved extensively as a first year of issue and can usually be found in most grades with modest effort. Most examples lack definition on the upper portion of the eagle’s wing. Many are also found with rather severe die clashes that can sometimes confuse the novice as to the authenticity of the coin. Although many were saved, MS 66 coins are actually quite rare and only about 60 have been graded by NGC to date. Just three coins have been certified as MS 67 (11/12), with one having sold at auction in 2006 for $37,375.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/25/2015

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1908 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 9315
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/4/2000 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2000 October Long Beach Bullet Sale #236, 236/Lot# 640 $402.50
5/30/2010 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 2125 $3,627.00
11/6/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131146/Lot# 25362 $253.00
5/30/2012 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4212 $1,324.80
9/2/2012 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2025 $948.75
12/17/2012 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3400, 3400/Lot# 3620 $299.00
7/14/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/14/2013, 83/Lot# 128636 $363.00
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(4), 1203/Lot# 5217 $3,818.75
11/2/2014 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10546 $255.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333354657561565567068069570582094016492056305242087651179953090653062
333184555588628660673685698743860117617842388343753551109922298382910
00000062866067368569874386011761784238834375355110992229800
00000064166567669070178190014121920272038226503145472660200
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3052
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1649
Owner: R.E.Campbell
 
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