Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 416,000
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1210oz
Melt Value: $180.47 (10/20/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1928 $2.5 MS obverse 1928 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Most examples seen for the date are well struck with excellent luster. The date is among the better produced for the series, and is ideal for Type coin collectors as well. As is the common theme for the late date coins from the series, a small number have been graded MS 66, but none have achieved the MS 67 designation (11/12).


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/4/2019

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1928 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 245 245 255 265 280 335 345 345 345 425 435 470 575 700 1690 12250 - - - -
$ - - - - 350 - - 500 600 875 2300 19850 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 17148
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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: 10/8/2019 1928 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1--7643482152233161754755269048323----17148
---------------41-----5
-------------123364131----123
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Total----1--7643482152233161874788275849724----17276
 ----0 %--0 %0 %0 %3 %1 %13 %36 %28 %16 %3 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/15/1997 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 0989, 989/Lot# 2025 $200.45
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 837 $460.00
9/24/2009 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 413, 419/Lot# 2777 $494.50
5/27/2012 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1246 $1,053.00
4/21/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 83273 $309.10
4/24/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1184/Lot# 9270 $397.15
7/12/2015 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131529/Lot# 25469 $329.00
11/5/2015 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 21061 $1,410.00
12/3/2015 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1227/Lot# 4568 $2,820.00
9/18/2016 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131639/Lot# 27550 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1928 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333354657559561564266168670577488814831852299448367651181143117653623
333184555581601624648669692728812108616062232360857741113822468386580
00000060162464866969272881210861606223236085774111382246800
00000060863365467769875185012841729261342226712146262682200
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 5774
Owner: foresthamilton@universalcoin.com
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 4836
Owner: foresthamilton@universalcoin.com
 
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