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Indian Head Quarter Eagle

1927 Indian Head Quarter Eagle

1914 Indian Head Quarter Eagle
1927 Indian Head $2.5 NGC MS65
PCGS No: 7951
Mintage: 388,000
Proofs: 0
Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Diameter: 18 millimeters
Metal content: 90% gold / Copper - 10%
Weight: ±64.5 grains (±4.18 grams)
Edge: Reeded
Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) left of the arrowheads on the reverse.

The 1927 Quarter Eagle has the lowest mintage figure of the 1926-1929 Quarter Eagles and this makes it the least available in terms of the total number known. However, it is available in any Mint State grade up to and including Mint State-64. Gems are somewhat scarce, but are more obtainable than pre-1925 issue with the exception of the 1908.

The 1927 Indian Head quarter eagle is similar to the two prior issues in terms of being, generally available in any grade from gem MS-65 and below. Most are found sharply struck and quite lustrous. Certainly, this is one of the more attractive dates from this popular series and would rate as the fourth most plentiful issue in gem MS-65 grades or lower, coming in behind the 1925-D, 1926 and 1908. If one desires the lofty (and current top) grade of MS-66, substantial patience will likely be required as a few years may pass between offerings of this condition rarity; PCGS and NGC population and census data combined notes only 21 pieces have been graded MS-66, with none seen finer. In gem MS-65 grades, this date is relatively easy to obtain at current market levels.

STRIKE: The 1927 is an issue that is almost always found with a sharp strike. The obverse has very sharp detail on the feathers, but the border is sometimes a bit less well impressed with signs of buckling. The reverse is also sharp with full feathers on the breast, leg and wing, but there may be some weakness at the border.

SURFACES: The surfaces generally show small, scattered marks. A number of 1927 Quarter Eagles have mint-made copper spots as well. If the collector takes his time, however, he should be able to locate a coin that has only minor marks.

LUSTER: The luster, as on most of the Philadelphia issues from the 1920's is very good. The 1927 is generally frosty although not quite as much so as the 1926 or the 1928. Eocating a specimen with good luster is reasonably easy.

COLORATION: The natural coloration ranges from bright rose-gold to a more subdued medium to deep green-gold. Pieces with attractive natural color are still available.

EYE APPEAL: The level of eye appeal is above average. Most higher grade 1927 Quarter Eagles are well struck, have excellent color and luster and have fewer serious marks than other dates of this type.

Condition Census: To qualify for the Condition Census, a 1927 Indian Head Quarter Eagle must be Mint State-66.


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