Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 240,000
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1210oz
Melt Value: $217.10 (5/6/2021)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1914 $2.5 MS obverse 1914 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: As can be seen from the rather sharp drop in mintage, the 1914 is one of the more scarce coins for the series. It is considered the second best date and is difficult to obtain in any level of Mint State. The price of a 1914 Indian Head Quarter Eagle jumps rather sharply from one grade to the next and is a favorite of re–submitters. The population numbers should be viewed with some skepticism, as many of the tags have not been returned to update the population reports. As would be expected, the 1914 is very rare in Gem condition, with just one or two trading hands at auction each year. (11/12).


Note: This coin is commonly targeted by counterfeiters. Learn more here.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/12/2021

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1914 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 395 395 395 415 420 425 425 425 435 585 675 1565 2750 4725 17000 55000 - - - -
$ - - - - 470 615 800 1850 3250 5850 40000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 8012
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: 5/4/2021 1914 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1-128142346381168418719862370858397513----8012
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------------21115272-----57
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Total-1-128142346381168418719882381873424533----8069
 -0%-0%0%0%0%0%1%5%21%2%25%30%11%5%1%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1914 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33335465886617297838208709051247192831674123519365458428274604732881504
333184560612683747795836881101914742341348544795643717214772340825872085579
0000006837477958368811019147423413485447956437172147723408200
0000007067658078538931133170127543804483660947800211164070500
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 6545
Owner: foresthamilton@universalcoin.com
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 5193
Owner: foresthamilton@universalcoin.com
 
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