Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 236
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: $145.60 (5/22/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1908 $2.5 PF obverse 1908 $2.5 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage for proof 1908 quarter eagles was a reported 236 pieces. It is possible that the mint actually struck this many pieces, perhaps anticipating increased collector demand as a result of the new matte finish, and it is also possible that all 236 pieces were distributed. However, if all coins struck were indeed distributed, attrition took a very high toll on this date.

It is known that public reaction was not favorable to the new proofing finish, collectors much preferring the more traditional brilliant, mirrorlike finish. As a result, many proofs entered circulation and today are unrecognizable as such. Mintages dwindled over the next several years as the mint was unable to interest collectors in its more 'artistic' finished proofs and by 1915 the experiment was over. Today matte proof coins are highly prized and much better understood by the collecting public, therefore auction prices are consistently higher for matte proof gold than its brilliant counterparts.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/25/2015

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1908 $2.5 PF
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 134
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/23/2007 NGC PF 67   Teletrade Auction 2425, 2425/Lot# 2538 $29,120.00
5/25/2008 NGC PF 67   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4404 $34,500.00
1/8/2014 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5378 $27,142.50
8/6/2014 NGC PF 66   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 13190 $30,550.00
2/26/2015 PCGS PF AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1218/Lot# 3212 $5,170.00
4/22/2015 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1219/Lot# 5271 $43,475.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 $2.5 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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1111111461153520162455269729503448418450335646627873269143116990
000000146115352016245526972950344841845033564662787326914300
000000192116892189254927523094365845005249582665497832994800
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