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1911 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS #:
7942
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
704,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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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 40,666 R-2.5 8 / 15 TIE 8 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 25,166 R-2.7 6 / 15 TIE 6 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 253 R-6.6 6 / 15 6 / 15
Survival Estimate
All Grades 40,666
60 or Better 25,166
65 or Better 253
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.5
60 or Better R-2.7
65 or Better R-6.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 15
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 15

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS65+ PCGS grade MS65+ PCGS grade
2 MS65+ PCGS grade PCGS #7942 (MS)     65+
2 MS65+ PCGS grade PCGS #7942 (MS)     65+
2 MS65+ PCGS grade
2 MS65+ PCGS grade
2 MS65+ PCGS grade
2 MS65+ PCGS grade
2 MS65+ PCGS grade
10 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #7942 (MS)     65
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
MS65+ PCGS grade #2 MS65+ PCGS grade
PCGS #7942 (MS)     65+ #2 MS65+ PCGS grade
PCGS #7942 (MS)     65+ #2 MS65+ PCGS grade
#2 MS65+ PCGS grade
#2 MS65+ PCGS grade
#2 MS65+ PCGS grade
#2 MS65+ PCGS grade
#2 MS65+ PCGS grade
PCGS #7942 (MS)     65 #10 MS65 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): Overall, the 1911 is similar in terms of rarity to the other early Philadelphia Mint issues (except for the 1908 which is much less rare and the 1914 which is much more rare), meaning that it is scarce but far from rare. Anything up to MS-63 can be obtained without real difficulty, but MS-64 specimens are certainly hard to find. Gems are surprisingly rare, about on a par with those of 1910 and many times as rare as the 1908 or any of the late date issues except for the unappreciated 1929. A few superb quality specimenssssss exist but they are extremely rare.

The 1911 is usually quite different in appearance from the previous issues, more granular, less lustrous and a slightly different color, typically tending more to the greenish orange color of gold. (There are a few specimens, however, that are light to medium yellow gold.) Strike varies greatly on this issue, but most are only average at best and some show a slight weakness in the bonnet at the tips of the feathers. The reverse is usually sharp, and the occasional specimen is well struck on both the obverse and reverse.