Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 588,000
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: $287.47 (5/27/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1915 $5 MS obverse 1915 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Only one later Indian half eagle, the 1929, was minted at Philadelphia. The 1915 is the last of the so-called common dates in the series, from a mintage of 588,000 coins. However, this date, like every other date in the series, is an important condition rarity that is seldom seen in Gem grades. Fuljenz talks about this issue in his important reference published last summer: 'It is among the more common issues in the series in terms of its overall rarity but it is far scarcer in high grades than issues such as the 1908, 1909, 1911 and 1913.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/12/2014

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1915 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 435 445 455 465 475 500 510 550 590 750 875 1950 4100 14500 - - - - -
$ 480 505 515 555 600 775 960 2475 6000 23750 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6291
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions

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6/7/2015 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1221/Lot# 5319
6/7/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1221/Lot# 5317
6/7/2015 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 8246


Auction Prices Realized

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1/4/2001 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2001 F.U.N. Signature Sale #244, 244/Lot# 8256 $2,185.00
2/11/2007 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2380 $437.00
2/25/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 224, 230/Lot# 1075 $437.00
12/8/2010 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2347 $3,042.00
11/13/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131147/Lot# 27337 $776.25
12/13/2011 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3189, 3189/Lot# 1341 $411.00
8/30/2013 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4925 $403.03
11/3/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/03/2013, 99/Lot# 149284 $371.08


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9201021103910571075108410921101115311891238127115781911263136056984934910119251774355575247
953102710451063107810861095111811651205124913731689215129554731777296051513831303541190
000000109511181165120512491373168921512955473177729605151383130300
000000109811351177122112601475180023913280585785609862201573742900
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1238
Owner: Mozin
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1238
Owner: Paris
 
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