Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 240,000
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: $137.43 (10/5/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1914 $2.5 MS obverse 1914 $2.5 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: As can be seen from the rather sharp drop in mintage, the 1914 is one of the more scarce coins for the series. It is considered the second best date and is difficult to obtain in any level of Mint State. The price of a 1914 Indian Head Quarter Eagle jumps rather sharply from one grade to the next and is a favorite of re–submitters. The population numbers should be viewed with some skepticism, as many of the tags have not been returned to update the population reports. As would be expected, the 1914 is very rare in Gem condition, with just one or two trading hands at auction each year. Only two coins have been certified as MS 66 (11/12).


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/29/2015

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1914 $2.5 MS
Base $ 260 270 300 320 340 355 360 370 425 825 2300 3750 6900 21500 60000 125000 - - -
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Total Graded: 7829
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Auction House
Sale / Lot
10/3/2001 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2001 October Long Beach Signature Sale #271, 271/Lot# 8181 $4,772.50
1/31/2010 NGC AU 58   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2106 $483.00
4/28/2011 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 579, 586/Lot# 7402 $736.00
7/7/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 4646 $4,456.25
1/8/2012 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/08/2012, 2/Lot# 32165 $715.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5423 $6,037.50
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5720 $10,575.00
4/29/2013 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 3428, 3428/Lot# 2531 $675.63
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2281 $1,813.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1914 $2.5 MS
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 4123
Owner: H.I.M.
Grade: MS 63
Points: 3167
Owner: Irxharts
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