Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 616,000
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: $137.72 (10/3/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1912 $2.5 MS obverse 1912 $2.5 MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: As can be seen from the rather high mintage figure for the date, the issue is rather common in circulated condition and the lower Mint State grades. The date is sometimes softly struck with a shallow appearance. The 1912 Quarter Eagle is somewhat scarce in Choice condition and becomes very rare at the Gem level. Just a few examples are offered at auction in Gem condition. The most recent NGC example sold for $9,945 in 2012. Just two 1912 Indian Head Quarter Eagles have been certified as MS 66 and neither has crossed the auction block (11/12). Interestingly, the date is sometimes accumulated by marketers and sold as a tangible link to the 1912 sinking of the Titanic.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/29/2015

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Total Graded: 9153
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Auction House
Sale / Lot
9/17/1997 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0981, 981/Lot# 1915 $158.25
5/9/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #434, 434/Lot# 3443 $10,637.50
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2326 $1,610.00
7/7/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1157/Lot# 9656 $517.50
5/27/2012 NGC MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1231 $9,945.00
8/5/2013 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3442, 3442/Lot# 2201 $558.13
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 8057 $587.50
6/8/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 199342 $270.60
9/28/2014 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 823, 832/Lot# 778 $310.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 $2.5 MS
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2501
Owner: Irxharts
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2147
Owner: Eagles Nest
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