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1913 $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 MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
7945
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
722,000
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 40,333 R-2.5 8 / 15 TIE 8 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 24,833 R-2.7 6 / 15 TIE 6 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 210 R-6.9 5 / 15 5 / 15
Survival Estimate
All Grades 40,333
60 or Better 24,833
65 or Better 210
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.5
60 or Better R-2.7
65 or Better R-6.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 5 / 15
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 5 / 15

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 11/2013:2183, $28,200 - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Donald A. Kutz $2 1/2 Indian Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:443, $17,038

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
10 MS65+ PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 11/2013:2183, $28,200 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Donald A. Kutz $2 1/2 Indian Collection

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:443, $17,038

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#10 MS65+ PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): This is another unappreciated issue. It is only marginally less rare than the 1912 overall (the distinction between this issue and the 1912, 1909, 1910 and 1911 is really very slight) but in gem condition (MS-65 or better) it is just as rare, i.e. extremely difficult to locate. As with the 1912. a few superb (MS-67) quality examples are known but I do not know of any that have traded hands in recent years.

The 1913 is generally well struck with decidedly above average lustre for the series, certainly more lustre than the typical 1911 or 1912 has for example. As with almost all of the Indian Head $2.5 and $5 issues, the surfaces are somewhat granular as a rule. Color is usually a light to medium yellow gold as on the 1909 and 1910.