Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 100
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 (10/4/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1915 $2.5 PF obverse 1915 $2.5 PF reverse

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Description & Analysis

Just 100 of these coins were originally produced in 1915, with an unknown quantity melted a year later, the smallest distribution total of any proof Indian Head quarter eagle. At the time, collectors were not so fond of the matte proof appearance, thus few took the trouble to acquire pieces at the time of issue. The exact number of survivors is not specifically known, although various estimates range between 15 and 50 coins. It is probably realistic to place the number of survivors at about 25 or 30 coins.

This was the final year of issue for the proof gold coinage. Garrett and Guth comment: 'Collector demand had fallen in most years, and proof gold coinage was halted in 1916 for regular-issue gold denominations.' Of course, regular issue gold production stopped altogether at the Philadelphia Mint in 1916 and did not resume until 1920.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Total Graded: 41
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

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Auction Prices Realized

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5/31/2004 NGC PF 64   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2463 $14,950.00
8/11/2011 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7478 $69,000.00
1/3/2012 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 4802 $41,687.50
10/18/2012 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5769 $14,100.00
1/7/2015 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1216/Lot# 4252 $28,200.00
4/22/2015 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1219/Lot# 5282 $32,900.00

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NGC Registry Score 1915 $2.5 PF
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