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: $141.22 (7/7/2015)
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: 6/2/2015

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Total Graded: 16209
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Auction House
Sale / Lot
6/4/2001 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1444, 1444/Lot# 1760 $295.40
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 1974 $1,322.50
10/9/2006 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 108, 113/Lot# 2033 $356.50
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
2/22/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4163 $1,909.38
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2296 $491.00
6/16/2013 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 121844 $480.15
7/11/2014 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20658 $661.53

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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