Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 3,423,560
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: $311.52 (9/1/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1909 D $5 MS obverse 1909 D $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage of 3.4 million coins, the 1909-D is easily the most plentiful date in the entire Indian half eagle series. Examples are available in nearly any grade desired, up to MS65. Higher-grade coins, such as this Premium Gem, will prove elusive to even the most serious students of the series. In A Handbook of 20th-Century United States Gold Coins 1907-1933, David Akers wrote in 1988: 'True gems are genuinely rare and superb (better than MS-65) quality examples are essentially unobtainable.' Those words are equally true today, more than 20 years later.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/14/2014

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1909 D $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 435 445 455 465 475 475 500 510 550 560 575 625 750 1350 2375 15000 31000 - - - -
$ 480 505 515 555 570 600 635 800 1450 3500 19000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 31340
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/1/2006 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2198, 2198/Lot# 1909 $1,120.00
2/1/2009 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1504 $632.50
12/2/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/02/2012, 51/Lot# 87575 $530.19
9/23/2013 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20992/Lot# 2076 $1,404.00
11/17/2013 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 778, 787/Lot# 251 $475.00
2/3/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 8623 $940.00
8/8/2014 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4366 $2,173.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base920102110391057107510841092110111491181122612561505184324513080622680959084258274473677373
953102710451063107810861095111711591196123613391617204526604128684984241466532130556150
000000109511171159119612361339161720452660412868498424146653213000
000000109811331170121112461422173022482870517774728754202463843300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 4128
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 3080
Owner: bigboeer
 
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