Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 99
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: $278.09 (10/7/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: 99
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1913 $5 PF obverse 1913 $5 PF reverse

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Description & Analysis

Proof mintage tailed off from even the dismal numbers coined in 1912, with the 1913 issue coming in at 99 pieces. Of those, most remain in Gem grades or nearly so, as collectors have carefully preserved these delicate coins since the time of issue.

Woodrow Wilson assumed the stewardship of America in early 1913, with his hopeful policies and promises. In terms of progress, Henry Ford completed his first assembly line to make cars. With the new assembly line Ford was able to produce cars far more quickly than ever before and for much less money. Soon the price of a Ford was low enough that working people could afford one for the first time in history. America soon took to the roads, and before long the local and federal governments were building roads to handle the ever-growing number of cars. Politicians took another step forward with the passage of two important items, the first income tax was passed and the Federal Reserve was formed. Nothing has been the same ever since.

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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1913 $5 PF
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Total Graded: 26
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 68

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
12/9/1994 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 1994 December St. Louis Bullet Sale #126, 126/Lot# 804 $33,000.00
6/3/2004 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2004 June Long Beach Signature Sale #349, 349/Lot# 6303 $41,687.50
1/3/2007 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 3134 $86,250.00
11/3/2010 NGC Details Proof Details  Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 5183 $40,250.00
7/7/2011 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 4836 $51,750.00
4/22/2015 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1219/Lot# 5370 $51,700.00
6/4/2015 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1221/Lot# 4273 $49,350.00

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NGC Registry Score 1913 $5 PF
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