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1908 $2.50 (Proof)

Series: Indian Head $2 1/2 1908-1915

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

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PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS #:
7957
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
236
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 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 146
60 or Better 140
65 or Better 80
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.5
60 or Better R-7.6
65 or Better R-8.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 8
60 or Better 8 / 8
65 or Better 7 / 8 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 8
60 or Better 8 / 8
65 or Better 7 / 8 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade 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 PCGS #7957 (PR)     66
4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade PCGS #7957 (PR)     66
4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade
PR67 PCGS grade #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

PCGS #7957 (PR)     66 #4 PR66 PCGS grade
#4 PR66 PCGS grade
PCGS #7957 (PR)     66 #4 PR66 PCGS grade
#4 PR66 PCGS grade
#4 PR66 PCGS grade
#4 PR66 PCGS grade
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.