Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 588,000
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: $313.55 (8/1/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1915 $5 MS obverse 1915 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Only one later Indian half eagle, the 1929, was minted at Philadelphia. The 1915 is the last of the so-called common dates in the series, from a mintage of 588,000 coins. However, this date, like every other date in the series, is an important condition rarity that is seldom seen in Gem grades. Fuljenz talks about this issue in his important reference published last summer: 'It is among the more common issues in the series in terms of its overall rarity but it is far scarcer in high grades than issues such as the 1908, 1909, 1911 and 1913.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/14/2014

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1915 $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 435 445 455 465 475 475 500 510 550 590 625 750 875 1950 3850 17500 - - - - -
$ 480 505 515 555 600 650 775 960 2475 6000 23750 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6285
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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2/24/2003 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 2080 $218.50
6/30/2008 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 261, 267/Lot# 1076 $333.50
12/2/2009 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2779, 2779/Lot# 1957 $460.00
12/8/2010 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2347 $3,042.00
11/13/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131147/Lot# 26519 $431.25
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31250 $660.35
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3444 $1,880.00
12/8/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 148525 $330.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9201021103910571075108410921101115311891238127115781911263136056984934910119251774355575247
953102710451063107810861095111811651205124913731689215129554731777296051513831303541190
000000109511181165120512491373168921512955473177729605151383130300
000000109811351177122112601475180023913280585785609862201573742900
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1238
Owner: Mozin
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1238
Owner: Paris
 
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