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: $157.06 (9/26/2017)
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: 8/10/2017

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1911 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 255 265 275 295 310 325 330 340 370 405 415 485 775 1175 3650 38000 - - - -
$ - - - - 375 - 425 500 850 1300 4900 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 13152
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/16/2004 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1897, 1897/Lot# 1944 $198.00
9/3/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 174, 180/Lot# 1753 $299.00
5/30/2010 NGC MS 65   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 2128 $5,850.00
5/29/2011 NGC MS 63   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1393 $874.00
11/4/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/04/2012, 47/Lot# 82850 $311.30
7/14/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/14/2013, 83/Lot# 106840 $287.10
7/27/2013 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31194 $317.25
12/3/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1227/Lot# 4549 $1,292.50
6/8/2017 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1256/Lot# 7935 $493.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1911 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333354657559561564266168670577489816782342345942907651187463225855473
333184555581601624648669692728815115818992714373654101134923250399960
00000060162464866969272881511581899271437365410113492325000
00000060863365467769875185614182120308640136530150472775400
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2342
Owner: Irxharts
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1678
Owner: JTO
 
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