Indian Head $2-1/2 Gold, Proof (1908-1915) All-Time Finest List

Number of
Required Items
8
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
69.075

Short and sweet and rare and neat! Okay, that's not exactly worthy of Robert Frost, but this set can make you wax poetic with its historic coins, innovative design, unusual surfaces and great scarcity. These coins are called "Matte Proofs," but the 1909 and 1910 coins are Roman Finish, a glowing gold color that is about as "matte" as sunshine on a clear day. Are these coins truly rare? At the present time only one set can be put together in PR65 or better, and the highest mintage of any coin in the set is 682 pieces, of which 400 are believed to have been melted the following year.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 The Matte Proof Gold Set 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 67.23 68.43 68.43
2 D. L. Hansen. $2 1/2 Gold Proof. Indian Head 100.00% 66.30 66.75 66.75
3 Sam Bloomfield 100.00% 66.10 R 66.15 66.15
4 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% 65.35 R 65.35 65.35
5 Bob Blaugrund 100.00% 65.25 R 65.25 65.25
6 Hansin Collection Indian Head $2 1/2 Gold Proof 1908/15 2014 100.00% 65.05 65.05 65.05
6 Ed Trompeter 100.00% 65.05 R 65.05 65.05
8 Garrett Collection 100.00% 65.00 R 65.00 65.00
9 Childs Family Collection 100.00% 64.85 R 64.85 64.85
10 Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection 100.00% 64.80 R 64.80 64.80
11 The Pacific Heights Collection 100.00% 64.70 R 64.70 64.70
12 Waldo Newcomer 100.00% 64.00 R 64.00 64.00
13 Virgil Brand 62.50% 64.83 R 64.92 38.95
14 Driftwood Indian Quarter Proof Set 12.50% 65.00 65.00 06.50