Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 790,000
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: $274.73 (8/31/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1912 $5 MS obverse 1912 $5 MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The 1912 is a well-made issue that almost always features bold design definition, making it one of the great choices for type collectors. Despite its general availability, the 1912 is one entry in a lineup of conditionally rare Indian half eagles. Fuljenz writes: 'Unlike the 1908 and 1909, this is a date that is nearly unknown above MS65 and the connoisseur will be lucky to find an accurately graded MS65.'

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/14/2014

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1912 $5 MS
Base $ 435 445 455 465 475 500 510 550 560 690 815 1675 3800 16900 46500 - - - -
$ 480 505 515 555 570 725 960 1800 5500 19000 - - -

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Total Graded: 10232
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
10/10/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #57, 62/Lot# 1093 $3,335.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3338 $2,587.50
11/28/2010 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2967, 2967/Lot# 2673 $517.50
12/2/2010 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1147/Lot# 8852 $1,725.00
12/8/2010 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2344 $3,042.00
12/8/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(5), 1162/Lot# 9958 $488.75
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8112 $453.55
4/7/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/07/2013, 69/Lot# 105669 $479.60
12/8/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 148524 $330.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 $5 MS
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1911
Owner: Vespasian49
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1505
Owner: TBussey
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