1913 $2.50 AU55

CERTIFICATION#: -51237
PCGS#: 7945

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numsimatics, May '98.

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This is another unappreciated issue. It is only marginally less rare than the 1912 overall (the distinction between this issue and the 1912, 1909, 1910 and 1911 is really very slight) but in gem condition (MS-65 or better) it is just as rare, i.e. extremely difficult to locate. As with the 1912. a few superb (MS-67) quality examples are known but I do not know of any that have traded hands in recent years.

The 1913 is generally well struck with decidedly above average lustre for the series, certainly more lustre than the typical 1911 or 1912 has for example. As with almost all of the Indian Head $2.5 and $5 issues, the surfaces are somewhat granular as a rule. Color is usually a light to medium yellow gold as on the 1909 and 1910.

Diameter: 18.00 millimeters Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 722,000 Weight: 4.18 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
1
330
1
2
275
4
235
6
240
2
8
245
10
250
12
255
15
260
20
265
30
275
7
35
275
14
45+
290
50+
295
53+
295
55+
310
58+
320
1
65+
9,250
5

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 40,333 R-2.5 8 / 15 TIE 8 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 24,833 R-2.7 6 / 15 TIE 6 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 210 R-6.9 5 / 15 5 / 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