1908 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Head $2 1/2 1908-1929

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
7939
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
564,821
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 41,333 R-2.5 8 / 15 TIE 8 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 26,833 R-2.7 6 / 15 TIE 6 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 1,016 R-4.9 12 / 15 TIE 12 / 15 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 41,333
60 or Better 26,833
65 or Better 1,016
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.5
60 or Better R-2.7
65 or Better R-4.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 15 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 15 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade  
	MS66+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

3 MS66+ PCGS grade  
	PCGS #7939 (MS) 66+

Donald A. Kutz Collection

3 MS66+ PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #7939 (MS)     66
6 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #7939 (MS)     66
6 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
 
	MS66+ PCGS grade 
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

 
	PCGS #7939 (MS) 66+ 
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Donald A. Kutz Collection

#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
PCGS #7939 (MS)     66 #6 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #6 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #6 MS66 PCGS grade
PCGS #7939 (MS)     66 #6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1908 is definitely one of the most common issues of the series, and Mint State specimens up to the MS-63 and MS-64 levels can be obtained without too much difficulty. In MS-65 the issue is scarce but there are still a subatantial enough number around that one can be located with only a little effort. In MS-65 or better condition the 1908 is the most common Indian Head quarter eagle, probably by a fair margin. Being the first year of issue, many were saved as souvenirs or novelties and, as a result, there are a fair number of superb quality, near perfect examples of this date in existence.

The 1908 is typically well struck on the obverse but the reverse has a noticeable lack of detail on the eagle's wing. This is not the result of a weak strike but rather stems from a lack of die detail. (The die work was improved on later issues in the series.) The color is usually a medium greenish gold and the lustre is good but not exceptional. Most specimens have a rather "soft" frosty or sometimes even slightly satiny appearance.