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1911 $2.50 (Proof)

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

PCGS PR68+

PCGS PR68+

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+

PCGS #:
7960
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
191
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 123 R-7.7 6 / 8 6 / 8
60 or Better 111 R-7.8 6 / 8 6 / 8
65 or Better 75 R-8.2 7 / 8 TIE 7 / 8 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 123
60 or Better 111
65 or Better 75
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.7
60 or Better R-7.8
65 or Better R-8.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 6 / 8
60 or Better 6 / 8
65 or Better 7 / 8 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 6 / 8
60 or Better 6 / 8
65 or Better 7 / 8 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR68+ PCGS grade PR68+ PCGS grade

“Have Fun With Your Coins” Collection

2 PR67+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

2 PR67+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2017:2164, $44,650 - Heritage 1/2018:4999, $69,000

4 PR67 PCGS grade

Aspen Collection - Heritage 2/2012:4705, $63,250

4 PR67 PCGS grade
4 PR67 PCGS grade
4 PR67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2015:5277, $42,300

4 PR67 PCGS grade
4 PR67 PCGS grade
4 PR67 PCGS grade
PR68+ PCGS grade #1 PR68+ PCGS grade

“Have Fun With Your Coins” Collection

#2 PR67+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#2 PR67+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2017:2164, $44,650 - Heritage 1/2018:4999, $69,000

#4 PR67 PCGS grade

Aspen Collection - Heritage 2/2012:4705, $63,250

#4 PR67 PCGS grade
#4 PR67 PCGS grade
#4 PR67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2015:5277, $42,300

#4 PR67 PCGS grade
#4 PR67 PCGS grade
#4 PR67 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In terms of certified examples, the 1911 Quarter Eagles is the second most common date of the Proof Indian Head series (second only after the 1908). However, "common" is a relative term because any Matte Proof Indian Head Quarter Eagle is a rare item because their tiny mintages. The 1911 is a case in point - only 191 were made. In the early 1900s, few collectors could afford to purchase and hold gold coins. In addition, the matte finish proved to be unpopular with collectors who were already familiar with (and preferred) the brilliant and cameo Proofs the Mint made prior to 1908.

Top condiiton examples are elusive. The subtle, sandblast finish is easily marred, and any contact with another coin leaves a bright, shiny mark. Many have been dipped, or stripped, leaving them with a pale yellow color that is far removed from the rich, golden-green, original color. The finest example of which we are aware is a monster PCGS PR68+, nearly two full points ahead of the nearest competitor.