Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 704,000
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: $138.83 (10/6/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1911 $2.5 MS obverse 1911 $2.5 MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Quarter Eagles struck in 1911 have a much more granular appearance. The luster is more subdued and the strike can sometimes be weak on the eagle’s wingtip. Mid–range Mint State coins are slightly scarcer than the later issues. In the higher grades of Mint State the issue becomes quite rare. NGC reports a population of only 177 MS 65 coins and just 6 at the MS 66 level (11/12). Collectors should remember that the Indian Head Quarter series is highly collected and coins with low survival rates in Gem condition are always in high demand.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/29/2015

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Total Graded: 12901
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
4/30/2002 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22051, 22051/Lot# 11308 $184.00
11/27/2006 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2292, 2292/Lot# 2552 $532.00
9/4/2011 NGC MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1124 $432.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1950 $480.00
12/5/2011 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 642, 649/Lot# 1095 $5,347.50
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31193 $824.85
4/20/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/20/2014, 186/Lot# 187996 $308.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1911 $2.5 MS
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2342
Owner: Irxharts
Grade: MS 62
Points: 898
Owner: John Black
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