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1926 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
7950
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
446,000
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 65,000 R-2.3 13 / 15 TIE 13 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 45,666 R-2.5 13 / 15 TIE 13 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 1,616 R-4.7 14 / 15 14 / 15
Survival Estimate
All Grades 65,000
60 or Better 45,666
65 or Better 1,616
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.3
60 or Better R-2.5
65 or Better R-4.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 13 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 14 / 15
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 13 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 14 / 15

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #7950 (MS)     66

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #7950 (MS) 66

Heritage 1/2008:3110, $12,650 - Heritage 9/2011:4257, $11,213 - Simon’s Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #7950 (MS)     66
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
PCGS #7950 (MS)     66 #1 MS66 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

 
	PCGS #7950 (MS) 66 
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2008:3110, $12,650 - Heritage 9/2011:4257, $11,213 - Simon’s Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

PCGS #7950 (MS)     66 #1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1926 is one of the most common issues of the series and is only marginally more rare than the 1925-D. In MS-64 or less, the 1926 is not at all difficult to find. Of course, true gems are very scarce but they can be located with a little effort. Above MS-65, there is relatively little available although I have seen a few outstanding quality pieces, including several nearly perfect ones.

Most examples of this date are very frosty and lustrous with a sharp strike. Color varies, with some specimens having a pale rose gold color and others having a rich greenish gold color. The "eye appeal" of the top grade specimens of this issue is among the best, if not the absolute best, in the series.