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: $144.54 (12/21/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 11/10/2014

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1908 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 260 270 300 320 340 340 355 360 370 390 405 500 775 1300 2100 4200 11750 54000 - - -
$ 355 365 370 380 400 420 550 875 1500 2500 5000 18500 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 9337
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
12/23/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131451/Lot# 27323
12/23/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131451/Lot# 27723
1/12/2015 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1216/Lot# 6917
1/12/2015 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1216/Lot# 6913
1/12/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 11313


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/26/1999 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1157, 1157/Lot# 2071 $232.10
12/11/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 117, 122/Lot# 1526 $253.00
9/17/2008 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 3360 $1,495.00
1/22/2012 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/22/2012, 4/Lot# 34357 $364.10
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1277 $747.50
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 66   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1220 $10,237.00
6/23/2013 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 119538 $490.60
8/18/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/18/2013, 88/Lot# 116771 $286.09
10/3/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3502, 6056/Lot# 22274 $258.50


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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