Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 492,000
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1210oz
Melt Value: $210.11 (2/26/2021)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1910 $2.5 MS obverse 1910 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The luster and strike for the 1910 is very similar to that of the 1909 issue. Some, however, are seen with weakness of strike near the rims on both the obverse and reverse. The coins look very “mushy” and can be confused with poorly made counterfeits. Lower grade examples are very easy to purchase, but in Gem condition the date becomes quite rare. Less than 175 coins have been certified at that level. Superb examples are almost non-existent with only about a dozen certified as MS 66 (11/12).


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/12/2021

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1910 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 395 395 395 415 420 425 425 425 430 515 525 780 1275 1715 4750 20000 - - - -
$ - - - - 435 - - 875 1400 2100 7750 25500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 9225
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

The chart showing F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/23/2021 1910 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---154122039257120312019763128145678919619----9225
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------------110122011-----54
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Total---154122039257120312019773138146880920719----9279
 ---0%0%0%0%0%0%3%13%1%21%34%16%9%2%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1910 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333354657560262965066768870577489817072302395553268153206933574461675
3331845555846116366556746937288151167190528534412626812333257104438764759
00000061163665567469372881511671905285344126268123332571000
00000062064366168169975185614372103340448697210165133072700
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 5326
Owner: foresthamilton@universalcoin.com
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 5326
Owner: foresthamilton@universalcoin.com
 
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