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: $219.44 (12/2/2020)
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: 10/5/2020

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1911 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 395 395 395 415 420 425 425 425 430 495 535 650 775 1475 4350 36500 - - - -
$ - - - - 435 - 545 700 900 2250 5250 - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 13698
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: 12/1/2020 1911 $2.5 MS
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Base---21011313497517205419032234319189511391697----13698
-----------------1----1
------------21718298-----74
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Total---21011313497517205419032254336191311681778----13773
 ---0%0%0%0%0%1%4%15%1%23%31%14%8%1%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1911 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333354657559561564266168670577489816782342345942907651187463225855473
3331845555816016246486696927288151158189927143736541011349232503999658247
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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