Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 441,760
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: $141.63 (7/6/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1909 $2.5 MS obverse 1909 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: In lower grades the 1909 is readily obtainable. Most are well struck in comparison to the 1908 issue and usually feature light green–gold coloration. The 1909 issue is scarce at the Gem MS 65 level, with four or five usually crossing the auction block each year. Only two dozen have been graded as Superb MS 66. As will be a common theme for the series, none have been certified as MS 67 or higher (11/12).


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/25/2015

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1909 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 260 270 300 320 340 355 360 370 390 500 850 1975 2900 6600 20300 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7370
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/12/1999 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1185, 1185/Lot# 1952 $179.35
11/14/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #62, 67/Lot# 980 $460.00
5/30/2010 NGC MS 65   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 2126 $4,972.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1279 $4,370.00
3/25/2012 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/25/2012, 15/Lot# 43251 $465.30
9/23/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131240/Lot# 27335 $2,350.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8034 $554.60
7/21/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/21/2013, 84/Lot# 129417 $325.44


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333354657559561564266168670577489817722342322544037651187163220055365
333184555581601624648669692728815118919622636361754851133923210399210
00000060162464866969272881511891962263636175485113392321000
00000060863365467769875185614802152293040106568150272770500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3225
Owner: K
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2342
Owner: H.I.M.
 
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