1913 $2.50 MS61 Certification #04309720, PCGS #7945

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

This is another unappreciated issue. It is only marginally less rare than the 1912 overall (the distinction between this issue and the 1912, 1909, 1910 and 1911 is really very slight) but in gem condition (MS-65 or better) it is just as rare, i.e. extremely difficult to locate. As with the 1912. a few superb (MS-67) quality examples are known but I do not know of any that have traded hands in recent years.

The 1913 is generally well struck with decidedly above average lustre for the series, certainly more lustre than the typical 1911 or 1912 has for example. As with almost all of the Indian Head $2.5 and $5 issues, the surfaces are somewhat granular as a rule. Color is usually a light to medium yellow gold as on the 1909 and 1910.
PCGS #
7945
Designer
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
18.00 millimeters
Weight
4.18 grams
Mintage
722000
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
4996
Pop Lower
2917
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 40333 R-2.5 8 / 15 TIE 8 / 15 TIE
All Grades 24833 R-2.7 6 / 15 TIE 6 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 210 R-6.9 5 / 15 5 / 15
65 or Better 40333
All Grades 24833
60 or Better 210
65 or Better R-2.5
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-6.9
65 or Better 8 / 15 TIE
All Grades 6 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 15
65 or Better 8 / 15 TIE
All Grades 6 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 15

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 11/2013:2183, $28,200 - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Donald A. Kutz $2 1/2 Indian Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:443, $17,038

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 11/2013:2183, $28,200 - D.L. Hansen Collection

MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade

Donald A. Kutz $2 1/2 Indian Collection

MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:443, $17,038

MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade