1928 $2.50 MS60

CERTIFICATION#: -39882
PCGS#: 7952

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $6

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1928 is slightly more rare overall than the 1926 and 1927 and although MS-63 or lesser quality specimens are easily obtainable, this issue is more elusive in MS-64 than many would suspect. Gems are very scarce, if not rare, and are considerably more difficult to find than those of 1926 and 1927, not to mention 1925-D and 1908. Relatively few specimens better than MS-65 are known, and such high quality examples can really be considered extremely rare.

The 1928 is usually fairly attractive in Mint State although not quite as much so as the typical 1926 or 1927. It is generally well struck with very frosty surfaces, very good lustre, and color that is most often light to medium gold with a greenish tint. Many examples do exist, however, that are a lighter rose coloered gold. Some specimens exhibit striking anomalies; these are the most noticeable at the borders but sometimes in the central portion of the design as well.

Diameter: 18.00 millimeters Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 416,000 Weight: 4.18 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
6
250
8
255
10
260
12
265
1
15
270
1
20
275
25
280
30
285
2
40
295
45+
295
50
300
33
50+
300
53+
300
55+
325
58+
335
63+
680
20

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 54,000 R-2.4 11 / 15 TIE 11 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 39,666 R-2.6 11 / 15 TIE 11 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 983 R-5.0 11 / 15 11 / 15

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade