Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 915,000
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: $263.57 (7/31/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1911 $5 MS obverse 1911 $5 MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

With a mintage of over 900,000 pieces, the 1911 half eagle ranks as one of the more common issues in the series in most grades. The critical statement is 'most grades,' as the 1911 is seldom seen in Gem Uncirculated and is virtually impossible to locate any finer.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/12/2014

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1911 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 435 445 455 465 475 500 510 550 560 665 815 1600 3550 16850 49000 - - - -
$ 480 505 515 555 570 700 900 1775 5100 23500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10747
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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8/16/2015 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1223/Lot# 6206
8/16/2015 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 8296


Auction Prices Realized

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8/5/1998 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1074, 1074/Lot# 1909 $211.00
5/27/2003 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23061, 23061/Lot# 13955 $1,006.25
2/21/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #29, 33/Lot# 1048 $231.15
9/20/2010 NGC MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1279 $1,521.00
9/22/2010 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 5419 $16,100.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1716 $730.25
5/6/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131220/Lot# 26503 $431.25
10/14/2012 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/14/2012, 44/Lot# 78854 $489.50
7/4/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21603 $493.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1911 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9201021103910571075108410921101115311891238127115891911254335216764934910119259114482377437
953102710451063107810861095111811651205124913771696212128694602762596051538332215556940
000000109511181165120512491377169621212869460276259605153833221500
000000109811351177122112601483180323323195568384879862206473851900
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3521
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2543
Owner: herk 52
 
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