Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 55,680
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: $139.83 (10/10/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1911 D $2.5 MS obverse 1911 D $2.5 MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This date is the undisputed “KEY” to the series. Because of its low mintage and survival rate, this date brings a healthy price in circulated condition. The 1911–D Indian Head Quarter Eagle has by far the lowest mintage and it seems that surprisingly few were saved. The issue is usually well struck and is peculiar in that nearly every genuine example is seen with a pronounced wire rim on the obverse. This feature is a diagnostic of the date, and is even seen on examples that have a very weak D mint mark. It is recommended to avoid the weak D examples of this date. The resale value is usually quite soft. The 1911–D is not the rarest Indian Head Quarter Eagle in MS 65 condition, but it is certainly the most expensive. The date is extremely rare in superb condition. Just two examples have been graded by NGC at that level (11/12).


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/29/2015

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1911 D $2.5 MS
Base $ 575 700 1050 1900 3800 4500 5200 5700 7350 9900 11000 18300 27500 69000 230000 - - - -
$ 4100 - - - - - 12500 20000 36750 - - - -

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Total Graded: 4993
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

Upcoming Auctions

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Auction House
Sale / Lot
11/1/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1225/Lot# 3490
11/1/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1225/Lot# 3492
11/1/2015 AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1225/Lot# 5056

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Auction House
Sale / Lot
8/21/1996 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 0869, 869/Lot# 2029 $1,107.75
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1018 $15,525.00
11/27/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 115: The Eagle One Sale, 120/Lot# 4411 $6,612.50
6/26/2008 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110, 1110/Lot# 1880 $69,000.00
11/3/2010 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4951 $4,255.00
5/30/2012 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4223 $3,737.50
7/12/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1172/Lot# 4768 $6,325.00
6/3/2013 NGC MS 61   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2275 $7,020.00
8/25/2013 PCGS Genuine UNC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/25/2013, 89/Lot# 134098 $4,164.60
10/31/2014 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 5348 $3,055.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1911 D $2.5 MS
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 10389
Owner: H.I.M.
Grade: MS 64
Points: 10389
Owner: SSGI
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