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Indian Head $2-1/2 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1908-1929)

Number of Required Items

23
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

68.394

The $2-1/2 Indian set was issued from 1908 through 1929. The $2-1/2 Indian series is one of only two ever issued with an incuse design, the $5 Indian being the other. There are only 15 circulation strikes in the complete set, including three issues from the Denver Mint. The key dates in gem condition are the 1911-D, 1914-D, 1912, 1914, and 1911, in that order. The proofs are called "Matte Proofs," but the 1909 and 1910 coins are Roman Finish, a glowing gold color that is about as "matte" as sunshine on a clear day. The proofs are rare. The highest mintage of any coin in the set is 682 pieces, of which 400 are believed to have been melted the following year.


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Hansin Collection Indian Head 2 1/2 Basic Gold Set 1908/29 Circ./Proof 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 95.65% 65.08 65.17 64.18
2 D. L. Hansen 78.26% 65.78 66.25 36.14
3 1 The RJ 65.22% 62.00 62.00 16.91
4 Michael Wachs 56.52% 58.63 58.63 14.21
5 ralloy 60.87% 62.93 62.93 13.35

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Hansin Collection Indian Head 2 1/2 Basic Gold Set 1908/29 Circ./Proof 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 95.65% 65.08 65.17 64.18
2 D. L. Hansen 78.26% 65.78 66.25 36.14
3 1 The RJ 65.22% 62.00 62.00 16.91
4 Michael Wachs 56.52% 58.63 58.63 14.21
5 ralloy 60.87% 62.93 62.93 13.35
6 Indian Head $2-1/2 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1908-1929) 65.22% 44.56 44.56 12.15
7 lostmountainman NEW 56.52% 59.23 59.23 11.67