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1925-D $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 #:
7949
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
578,000
Mint:
Denver
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 70,000 R-2.3 13 / 15 TIE 13 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 49,166 R-2.5 13 / 15 TIE 13 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 1,766 R-4.6 15 / 15 15 / 15
Survival Estimate
All Grades 70,000
60 or Better 49,166
65 or Better 1,766
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.3
60 or Better R-2.5
65 or Better R-4.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 13 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 15 / 15
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 13 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 15 / 15

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1925-D is the most common issue of the series in all Mint State grades except MS-65 or better. At that level, the 1908 is more obtainable. Up to MS64, the 1925-D can be obtained with no difficulty but strict MS-65 specimens, although available, are not really all that plentiful. Superb specimens(better than MS-65) are practically non-existent but, of course, this is true of virtually every issue of the Pratt-designed quarter eagle and half eagle series.

The 1925-D almost always has very good to excellent mint lustre but the striking quality varies greatly; some are very unevenly struck while others are well struck. Dies seem to have been a problem with this issue, and many specimens were clearly struck from buckled or deteriorated dies. The mint mark is usually a little weak but well defined. There are some specimens, however, where the mintmark is so weak that it is nearly invisible. The color is typically a rose tinted gold but there are also coppery colored specimens as well as ones with green and yellow gold shades. The surfaces are frosty with little or no granularity. This is a candidate with another Denver Mint issue, the 1914-D, for having the generally poorest minting quality in the series. Both issues are partially redeemed, however, by especially fine lustre and color.