Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 616,000
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1210oz
Melt Value: $190.05 (1/29/2020)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1912 $2.5 MS obverse 1912 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: As can be seen from the rather high mintage figure for the date, the issue is rather common in circulated condition and the lower Mint State grades. The date is sometimes softly struck with a shallow appearance. The 1912 Quarter Eagle is somewhat scarce in Choice condition and becomes very rare at the Gem level. Just a few examples are offered at auction in Gem condition. The most recent NGC example sold for $9,945 in 2012. Just two 1912 Indian Head Quarter Eagles have been certified as MS 66 and neither has crossed the auction block (11/12). Interestingly, the date is sometimes accumulated by marketers and sold as a tangible link to the 1912 sinking of the Titanic.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/6/2019

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1912 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 240 240 250 260 275 330 335 340 360 420 445 515 1180 2300 11200 25000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 615 1500 3500 19000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 9645
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

The chart showing G series, VG series, 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: 1/28/2020 1912 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1124123124784571996153238627191064645702----9645
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-------------111219------42
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Total-1124123124784571996153238627301076664702----9687
 -0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%5%21%2%25%28%11%7%1%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333354657559561565067470772993094921472501419961858153225103891367186
333184555581601626658685714796936134822653067486168411293827977483370
00000060162665868571479693613482265306748616841129382797700
00000060863866669672186394217472383363355237497177243344500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4861
Owner: foresthamilton@universalcoin.com
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 4199
Owner: foresthamilton@universalcoin.com
 
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