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1912 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS #:
7944
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
616,000
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 24,333 R-2.7 3 / 15 TIE 3 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 14,666 R-2.9 3 / 15 TIE 3 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 186 R-7.1 4 / 15 4 / 15
Survival Estimate
All Grades 24,333
60 or Better 14,666
65 or Better 186
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-2.9
65 or Better R-7.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 4 / 15
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 3 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 4 / 15

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): This is undoubtedly one of the more underrated issues of this series. Only the 1911-D, 1914 and 1914-D are more rare, and true gems of the 1912, although they do exist, can only be located with great difficulty. In the lower Mint State grades, i.e. MS-60 to MS-63, examples are available fairly often and even in MS-64 they can be found. As for superb (MS-67) pieces, I have seen a couple but for all practice purposes they are essentially unobtainable. This is another date that deserves to be a premium priced coin but is not because its rarity has not been generally appreciated.

The 1912 is generally more sharply than the 1911 but in other respects it is somewhat similar. Most specimens are not particularly lustrous and the surfaces are quite granular. Some examples are a little weak at the borders, possibly from die buckling or deterioration. The color is typically a greenish orange color although brilliant light yellow gold examples also exist.