Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 604,000
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: $291.61 (4/2/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1910 $5 MS obverse 1910 $5 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Gold gurus Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth note that they consider the 1910 issue 'an available date in Gem grades for this series.' The last three words of warning are key to understanding the statement, however, as pieces in MS65 are a full order of magnitude rarer than MS64 pieces, according to the current combined NGC/PCGS population data. While it is true that Gem 1910s are more available, according to Garrett-Guth, than 15 of the 24 issues in the series, it is equally true that Gems of whatever stripe are the subject of intense demand by type and date collectors alike.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/12/2014

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1910 $5 MS
Base $ 435 445 455 465 475 475 500 510 550 560 575 650 800 1650 4100 15000 35000 - - - -
$ 480 505 515 555 570 600 675 1150 1800 5750 24500 - - -

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Total Graded: 6970
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

Upcoming Auctions

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4/26/2015 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1219/Lot# 6259
4/26/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1219/Lot# 6258

Auction Prices Realized

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12/4/2005 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2126, 2126/Lot# 1855 $504.00
1/8/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 121, 126/Lot# 2805 $713.00
12/8/2010 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2341 $3,042.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7621 $1,725.00
10/28/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131245/Lot# 26486 $2,585.00
3/4/2013 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3420, 3420/Lot# 3368 $425.00
1/26/2014 PCGS Genuine UNC   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1818 $446.50
2/23/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/23/2014, 182/Lot# 172105 $669.90

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1910 $5 MS
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1911
Owner: Vespasian49
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1843
Owner: Thruax
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