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: $289.19 (12/21/2014)
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: 11/12/2014

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1909 $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 435 445 455 465 475 475 500 510 550 560 575 675 800 1775 3200 16500 32500 - - - -
$ 480 505 515 555 570 600 710 900 2200 4000 20000 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6851
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
12/23/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131451/Lot# 27329
1/12/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 11455
1/12/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 11456
1/12/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 12536
1/12/2015 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 12537


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1422 $632.50
1/9/2008 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 4351 $4,600.00
9/14/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1503 $3,335.00
6/27/2010 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210071, 210071/Lot# 20316 $488.75
8/3/2010 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2900, 2900/Lot# 1260 $440.00
12/8/2010 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2339 $3,042.00
2/2/2012 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1167/Lot# 4821 $16,100.00
3/28/2014 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6248 $11,162.50
8/31/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 214462 $1,200.00


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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