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Coins Certified as of 5/28

My Coin #-26213

1908 $2.50 PR65

CERTIFICATION#: -26213
PCGS#: 7957

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Chapman (1908) from Mint Sold by Bowers & Ruddy Mar '80 Price realized $35000

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1908, the U.S. Mint introduced a new design on the Quarter Eagle that consisted of an incused, head of an American Indian on one side, and an incused, stoic eagle on the reverse.  The new type was hugely successful and the Philadelphia Mint produced over 500,000 examples to satisfy demand from the general public (this was the largest mintage since 1861).  For the more sophisticated collectors, the Mint struck Proof versions with a new sandblast finish.  These unusual Proofs were quite popular in spite of the dull finish, and collectors purchased 236 of them -- a record mintage for Proof Quarter Eagles until then.

Surviving examples are generally nice, appearing most often in PR64 and PR65.  Superb examples are extremely rare, with only a few PR67s at the top of the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census.

Diameter: 18.00 millimeters Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 236 Weight: 4.18 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 146 R-7.5 8 / 8 8 / 8
60 or Better 140 R-7.6 8 / 8 8 / 8
65 or Better 80 R-8.2 7 / 8 TIE 7 / 8 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade  

Heritage 1/2015:4250, $70,500

1 PR67 estimated grade  

Heritage 4/2014:5705, $49,937.50

4 PR66 PCGS grade

Fairfax Collection - Heritage 4/2013:4477, $38,187.50

4 PR66 PCGS grade