Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 388,000
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1210oz
Melt Value: $155.22 (10/23/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1927 $2.5 MS obverse 1927 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1927 Indian Head Quarter Eagle is similar in rarity to the 1926, and can be found in all grades below MS 66. Most are well struck with excellent luster. The date is ideal for Type coin collectors. Superb coins are surprisingly rare with just 10 coins certified by NGC as MS 66 (9/17).


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/10/2017

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1927 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 250 260 270 290 300 320 325 335 350 410 430 470 585 785 1900 13000 - - - -
$ - - - - 360 - - 535 615 925 2300 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 15451
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
10/24/2017 UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131743/Lot# 27284
11/4/2017 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1261/Lot# 20314
11/4/2017 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1261/Lot# 20315


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/23/1996 PCGS MS 60   Teletrade Auction 0904, 904/Lot# 1809 $200.45
9/19/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2399 $1,207.50
6/26/2008 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 260, 266/Lot# 6158 $345.00
6/17/2010 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 3572 $862.50
9/4/2011 NGC MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1144 $438.00
7/29/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131232/Lot# 21247 $381.88
10/7/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/07/2012, 43/Lot# 77834 $269.50
9/7/2016 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1239/Lot# 8332 $646.25
9/11/2016 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131638/Lot# 25518 $1,175.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1927 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333354657559561564266168670577488814831852299449497651182203136653962
333184555581601624648669692728812108616062232364558491117422602388980
00000060162464866969272881210861606223236455849111742260200
00000060863365467769875185012841729261342976750146972698400
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1852
Owner: H.I.M.
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1852
Owner: Irxharts
 
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