Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 627,060
Catalog: KM-129
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $295.80 (9/19/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1909 $5 MS obverse 1909 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

From a substantial mintage of 627,138 pieces, the 1909 half eagle is an available date in lower Mint State grades. David Akers estimates perhaps 100-125 examples are extant at the MS65 level.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/14/2014

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1909 $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 435 445 455 465 475 475 500 510 550 560 575 675 800 1775 3200 16000 32500 - - - -
$ 480 505 515 555 570 600 710 900 2200 3600 20000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6812
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 952 $3,450.00
1/8/2007 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Online Session #423, 423/Lot# 63886 $346.15
7/7/2008 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 263, 269/Lot# 751 $552.00
12/8/2010 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2339 $3,042.00
1/31/2011 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 3005, 3005/Lot# 1922 $460.00
10/18/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(6), 1175/Lot# 10329 $763.75
1/5/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/05/2014, 176/Lot# 141624 $396.06
3/26/2014 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 140 $141.00
9/4/2014 NGC VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 9280 $123.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base920102110391057107510841092110111531189123812711589195325433567676483778686254134393875873
953102710451063107810861095111811651205124913771710214928844632730184801426131588545830
000000109511181165120512491377171021492884463273018480142613158800
000000109811351177122112601483183123463225569878398583198373776300
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 8095
Owner: Compradore
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1953
Owner: Marquis d'Argent
 
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