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: $143.80 (5/28/2015)
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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Last Updated: 3/25/2015

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1915 $2.5 PF
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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11/16/2000 NGC PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2000 Santa Clara Sale #242, 242/Lot# 7086 $6,095.00
2/10/2008 NGC PF 66   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2330 $34,500.00
8/11/2011 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7477 $31,050.00
8/2/2012 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5320 $64,625.00
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


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 $2.5 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111111497198725352831300434574118510957876351719887761128314218
1111111499166021692633288831553677444853355975663377249611122610
000000149916602169263328883155367744485335597566337724961100
0000001998182323522732294633063897477855616163691582501044700
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