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SERIES: Indian Head $2 1/2 1908-1929
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1913 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+
PCGS #:
7945
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Weight:
4.18 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
722,000
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$28,200 • PCGS MS66 • 11-8-2013 • Stack's/Bowers
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 40,333 R-2.5 8 / 15 TIE 8 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 24,833 R-2.7 6 / 15 TIE 6 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 210 R-6.9 5 / 15 5 / 15
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
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  
8 MS65+ PCGS grade
8 MS65+ PCGS grade
8 MS65+ PCGS grade  
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.