Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 55,680
Catalog: KM-128
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1210oz
Melt Value: $154.07 (10/28/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1911 D $2.5 MS obverse 1911 D $2.5 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This date is the undisputed “KEY” to the series. Because of its low mintage and survival rate, this date brings a healthy price in circulated condition. The 1911–D Indian Head Quarter Eagle has by far the lowest mintage and it seems that surprisingly few were saved. The issue is usually well struck and is peculiar in that nearly every genuine example is seen with a pronounced wire rim on the obverse. This feature is a diagnostic of the date, and is even seen on examples that have a very weak D mint mark. It is recommended to avoid the weak D examples of this date. The resale value is usually quite soft. The 1911–D is not the rarest Indian Head Quarter Eagle in MS 65 condition, but it is certainly the most expensive. The date is extremely rare in superb condition. Just two examples have been graded by NGC at that level (11/12).


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/16/2016

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1911 D $2.5 MS
Base $ 575 700 1050 1900 3800 4000 4950 5300 6900 8050 10000 11500 17000 28000 68000 235000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 14250 18750 35000 - - - -

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Total Graded: 4991
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
5/6/1998 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1047, 1047/Lot# 2064 $1,424.25
2/5/2006 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1022 $8,337.50
10/27/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 295, 301/Lot# 1175 $4,485.00
5/30/2010 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 2129 $24,570.00
1/3/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6210 $3,450.00
4/29/2012 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131219/Lot# 25435 $6,325.00
7/27/2013 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5101 $5,875.00
4/6/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 183653 $4,855.40
2/6/2015 NGC   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 2515 $1,880.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1911 D $2.5 MS
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 10389
Owner: H.I.M.
Grade: MS 61
Points: 5031
Owner: Lauderdale
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