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: $156.19 (10/17/2017)
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: 8/10/2017

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1912 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 255 265 275 295 310 325 330 340 370 420 430 560 1350 2450 12750 25000 - - - -
$ - - 335 - - - - 615 1750 3200 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 9363
Low Grade: G
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
2/11/1998 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1023, 1023/Lot# 2048 $633.00
2/5/2006 NGC MS 62   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 375 $862.50
3/31/2008 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 234, 240/Lot# 1341 $506.00
6/26/2008 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110, 1110/Lot# 1883 $1,503.05
5/30/2010 NGC MS 65   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 2130 $9,945.00
6/1/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1156/Lot# 9254 $575.00
8/30/2013 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3377 $1,306.60
6/15/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 201221 $506.00
7/17/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 6024 $2,173.75
2/16/2017 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1252/Lot# 8075 $940.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333354657559561565067470772993094921472501419961858153225103891367186
333184555581601626658685714796936134822653067486168411293827977483370
00000060162665868571479693613482265306748616841129382797700
00000060863866669672186394217472383363355237497177243344500
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2501
Owner: Irxharts
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2147
Owner: Eagles Nest
 
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