History, Information, and Value of 1925-D Indian Quarter Eagle Gold
Value of 1925-D Indian Head Quarter Eagle
The 1925-D quarter eagle is the third and final Denver Mint issue of the Indian Head quarter eagle series, and exhibits more frosty and attractive luster on average than both the 1911-D and the 1914-D. Overall striking quality tends to be poor, however, as the centers are often weak and swelling can be seen at the border from die buckling. It is also common for the mintmark to appear very weak at times. Scattered abrasions plague many pieces, and clean fields are uncommon but obtainable with diligent searching. Most original pieces display vibrant yellow, pinkish, and bronze hues, sometimes accompanied by copper spots though these are generally not bothersome. While the overall eye appeal varies greatly, attractive, choice examples can be found at virtually every grade level without too much effort.
The 1925-D is the most common quarter eagle of the series in virtually every respect. As the first year the denomination had been struck since 1915, many examples were saved as mementos. Because of this hoarding, combined with a sizeable mintage, Choice Mint State pieces are readily available and command only a minimal premium over bullion value. Gem examples are scarcer, but not rare, with estimates suggesting around 1,800 coins remaining in MS-65 condition or finer. However, Superb Gems still remain highly elusive and number in the single digits according to the most liberal estimates.
The text on the Indian Head Quarter Eagle reads as follows. Obverse: LIBERTY; Date; B.L.P. | Reverse: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; E PLURIBUS UNUM; 2 1/2 DOLLARS; IN GOD WE TRUST
If the text on your coin is not consistent with the text above, you either have a counterfeit, or you have a silver round with gold toning. Silver rounds were introduced recently that bear this same design. With gold toning covering them, it could be easy to confuse your coin for a gold coin. Please look for the word “Copy,” “0.999 Fine,” or “Silver,” before asking our experts what the value of your gold coin is. If you need help determining the condition of your coin, we are rare coin experts and would love to help.