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: $149.41 (10/23/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1912 $2.5 MS obverse 1912 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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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: 9/11/2014

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1912 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 268 280 310 330 350 350 365 370 375 395 412 560 725 1775 3300 15750 30000 - - - -
$ 365 380 390 390 420 450 600 800 2050 5000 - 47500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 9020
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
Auction House
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10/26/2014 MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 827, 836/Lot# 778
10/28/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131443/Lot# 27559
11/10/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 8783
11/10/2014 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 8782


Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/30/1993 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Santa Clara Bullet #103, 103/Lot# 529 $2,530.00
5/5/2004 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 9251 $437.00
1/19/2005 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1990, 1990/Lot# 2031 $176.00
11/28/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #64, 69/Lot# 1001 $356.50
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4605 $1,725.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2276 $555.00
7/28/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 116655 $287.83
8/18/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/18/2013, 88/Lot# 116699 $327.80
9/26/2014 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3501, 6055/Lot# 20434 $282.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333354657559561565067470772993094921472501419961858153225103891367186
333184555581601626658685714796936134822653067486168411293827977483370
00000060162665868571479693613482265306748616841129382797700
00000060863866669672186394217472383363355237497177243344500
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2501
Owner: Irxharts
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2147
Owner: Eagles Nest
 
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