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1915 $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 #:
7948
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
606,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
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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 37,000 R-2.6 6 / 15 TIE 6 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 22,333 R-2.7 6 / 15 TIE 6 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 283 R-6.4 8 / 15 8 / 15
Survival Estimate
All Grades 37,000
60 or Better 22,333
65 or Better 283
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.6
60 or Better R-2.7
65 or Better R-6.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 6 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 8 / 15
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 6 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 8 / 15

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #7948 (MS)     66
1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS65+ PCGS grade PCGS #7948 (MS)     65+
5 MS65+ PCGS grade
5 MS65+ PCGS grade
5 MS65+ PCGS grade
9 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #7948 (MS)     65
9 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #7948 (MS)     65
PCGS #7948 (MS)     66 #1 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
PCGS #7948 (MS)     65+ #5 MS65+ PCGS grade
#5 MS65+ PCGS grade
#5 MS65+ PCGS grade
#5 MS65+ PCGS grade
PCGS #7948 (MS)     65 #9 MS65 PCGS grade
PCGS #7948 (MS)     65 #9 MS65 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): Except for the relatively common 1908, the 1915 is the most common of the early issues in all Mint State grades. It is not too hard to find in MS-63 or less but MS-64 examples are certainly not available all that often. In MS-65 or better condition, the 1915 is definitely rare, although I have seen more gems of this date than I have of 1912, 1913 or 1914. A few superb pieces exist, including several nearly perfect ones, but better than MS-65, this issue is clearly a major rarity.

The 1915 is typically well struck with lustre that is about average for the series (I have seen some radiant examples of the 1915 and some subdued ones but most have good lustre.) Some specimens show a little granularity to the surfaces but it is less pronounced than it is on most early issues. Color is generally good, usually a light to medium yellow gold, often with some coppery highlights.