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: $290.16 (3/28/2015)
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.

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


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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

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 957 $3,680.00
5/22/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 247, 253/Lot# 6436 $402.50
8/10/2010 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2904, 2904/Lot# 1255 $376.00
9/6/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1174/Lot# 4965 $1,703.75
10/28/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131245/Lot# 26486 $2,585.00
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 55   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2350 $491.00
6/16/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 105693 $447.70
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6797 $4,700.00
6/27/2014 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2549 $9,400.00

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: Thruax
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