Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 55,680
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1210oz
Melt Value: $157.05 (9/24/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1911 D $2.5 MS obverse 1911 D $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This date is the undisputed “KEY” to the series. Because of its low mintage and survival rate, this date brings a healthy price in circulated condition. The 1911–D Indian Head Quarter Eagle has by far the lowest mintage and it seems that surprisingly few were saved. The issue is usually well struck and is peculiar in that nearly every genuine example is seen with a pronounced wire rim on the obverse. This feature is a diagnostic of the date, and is even seen on examples that have a very weak D mint mark. It is recommended to avoid the weak D examples of this date. The resale value is usually quite soft. The 1911–D is not the rarest Indian Head Quarter Eagle in MS 65 condition, but it is certainly the most expensive. The date is extremely rare in superb condition. Just two examples have been graded by NGC at that level (11/12).


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/10/2017

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1911 D $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 575 700 1050 1900 3650 3950 4300 4900 6250 7750 8400 10250 14250 22750 54000 215000 - - - -
$ - - - - 6500 - - 11000 17000 33600 59000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4969
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
2/27/2003 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2003 February Long Beach Signature Sale #314, 314/Lot# 8160 $1,667.50
5/27/2007 NGC Details UNC Details  Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1522 $4,200.00
2/17/2008 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2490, 2490/Lot# 2545 $5,040.00
1/27/2013 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 736, 745/Lot# 4371 $19,000.00
6/3/2013 NGC MS 61   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2275 $7,020.00
7/11/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1187/Lot# 3314 $5,287.50
11/1/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1191/Lot# 4583 $1,762.50
1/26/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/26/2014, 165/Lot# 167764 $4,785.00
7/20/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131430/Lot# 28234 $8,930.00
2/6/2015 NGC   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 2515 $1,880.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1911 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10561127114411601256130915101687263630853627393250316564922310389167471747918234190141981820646
1079113211491192127313761569200327853265372842985542745096111250816991177301849419282200940
000000156920032785326537284298554274509611125081699117730184941928200
0000001628231929353446383046646053833610000146271723517982187541955000
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 16991
Owner: K
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 10389
Owner: H.I.M.
 
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