History, Information, and Value of 1926 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold
Value of 1926 Indian Head Quarter Eagle
The 1926 quarter eagle marks the return of the denomination to the Philadelphia Mint, ending a decade-long hiatus. The overall quality of examples tends to be impressive, with full, sharp strikes and only minimal cases of die buckling. The luster is typically frosty and attractive, complementing unusually clean surfaces. Natural coloration tends to vary, with hues ranging from green-gold to rose-gold and orange-gold. The 1926 is often chosen to represent the series by type collectors.
The 1926 is considered among the most common dates of the series, only slightly less common than the 1925-D. Similarly, coins can be acquired in MS-63 and MS-64 with little effort and for relatively small premium above the bullion value. Gems are a bit scarcer though still widely available, and experts suggest that over 1,500 pieces remain in grades of MS-65 and above. However, the very finest survivors of the mintage are though to grade only MS-66, numbering less than 100 examples.
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.