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1928 $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 #:
7952
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
416,000
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 54,000 R-2.4 11 / 15 TIE 11 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 39,666 R-2.6 11 / 15 TIE 11 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 983 R-5.0 11 / 15 11 / 15
Survival Estimate
All Grades 54,000
60 or Better 39,666
65 or Better 983
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.4
60 or Better R-2.6
65 or Better R-5.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 11 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 11 / 15
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 11 / 15

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2017:4216, $15,275 - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #7952 (MS)     66
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
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2017:4216, $15,275 - D.L. Hansen Collection

PCGS #7952 (MS)     66 #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
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1928 is slightly more rare overall than the 1926 and 1927 and although MS-63 or lesser quality specimens are easily obtainable, this issue is more elusive in MS-64 than many would suspect. Gems are very scarce, if not rare, and are considerably more difficult to find than those of 1926 and 1927, not to mention 1925-D and 1908. Relatively few specimens better than MS-65 are known, and such high quality examples can really be considered extremely rare.

The 1928 is usually fairly attractive in Mint State although not quite as much so as the typical 1926 or 1927. It is generally well struck with very frosty surfaces, very good lustre, and color that is most often light to medium gold with a greenish tint. Many examples do exist, however, that are a lighter rose coloered gold. Some specimens exhibit striking anomalies; these are the most noticeable at the borders but sometimes in the central portion of the design as well.