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: $274.46 (9/2/2015)
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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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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
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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Total Graded: 6323
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65

Upcoming Auctions

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9/20/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1224/Lot# 5134
9/20/2015 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1224/Lot# 7964

Auction Prices Realized

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2/24/2003 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 2080 $218.50
5/9/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #38, 42/Lot# 968 $460.00
12/8/2010 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2347 $3,042.00
7/25/2011 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3107, 3107/Lot# 1831 $460.00
9/7/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1159/Lot# 8872 $805.00
5/30/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(5), 1171/Lot# 10614 $632.50
6/22/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 202081 $379.37
3/6/2015 NGC MS 89   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3524, 6093/Lot# 21292 $376.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 $5 MS
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1238
Owner: Mozin
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1238
Owner: Paris
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