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: $274.97 (10/5/2015)
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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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/8/2015

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1910 $5 MS
Base $ 435 445 455 465 475 500 510 550 560 650 800 1650 4100 15000 36500 - - - -
$ 480 505 515 555 570 675 1150 1800 5750 24500 - - -

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Total Graded: 6962
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Auction House
Sale / Lot
1/7/2000 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2000 F.U.N. Signature Sale #218, 218/Lot# 7826 $2,530.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2159 $2,587.50
1/3/2007 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 6000 $3,335.00
1/8/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 121, 126/Lot# 2805 $713.00
2/7/2011 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3009, 3009/Lot# 1892 $546.25
5/30/2012 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4317 $2,232.50
4/21/2013 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 105687 $397.10
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 55   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2350 $491.00

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: gherrmann44
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