Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 416,000
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: $137.81 (10/6/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1928 $2.5 MS obverse 1928 $2.5 MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Most examples seen for the date are well struck with excellent luster. The date is among the better produced for the series, and is ideal for Type coin collectors as well. As is the common theme for the late date coins from the series, a small number have been graded MS 66, but none have achieved the MS 67 designation (11/12).


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/29/2015

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Total Graded: 16326
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Auction House
Sale / Lot
10/5/1998 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1092, 1092/Lot# 1987 $221.55
9/24/2009 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 413, 419/Lot# 2777 $494.50
9/20/2010 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1227 $936.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1354 $2,127.50
5/30/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(5), 1171/Lot# 10491 $488.75
3/16/2014 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131412/Lot# 23054 $317.25
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 8064 $329.00
6/8/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 200968 $1,766.60

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1928 $2.5 MS
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2994
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2994
Owner: K
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