Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 704,000
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1210oz
Melt Value: $188.52 (1/17/2020)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1911 $2.5 MS obverse 1911 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Quarter Eagles struck in 1911 have a much more granular appearance. The luster is more subdued and the strike can sometimes be weak on the eagle’s wingtip. Mid–range Mint State coins are slightly scarcer than the later issues. In the higher grades of Mint State the issue becomes quite rare. NGC reports a population of only 177 MS 65 coins and just 6 at the MS 66 level (11/12). Collectors should remember that the Indian Head Quarter series is highly collected and coins with low survival rates in Gem condition are always in high demand.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/10/2020

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1911 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 245 245 255 265 275 330 340 340 345 405 425 495 765 1300 4150 27500 - - - -
$ - - - - 365 - 445 550 800 2150 5250 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 13555
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/14/2020 1911 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---21011313491498201118831924281188711401727----13555
-----------------1----1
------------21717275-----68
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Total---21011313491498201118831944298190411671778----13624
 ---0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %4 %15 %1 %23 %32 %14 %9 %1 %0 %---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1911 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333354657559561564266168670577489816782342345942907651187463225855473
333184555581601624648669692728815115818992714373654101134923250399960
00000060162464866969272881511581899271437365410113492325000
00000060863365467769875185614182120308640136530150472775400
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 4290
Owner: foresthamilton@universalcoin.com
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3736
Owner: foresthamilton@universalcoin.com
 
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