Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 167
Catalog: KM-129
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2420oz
Melt Value: $319.20 (10/1/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1908 $5 PF obverse 1908 $5 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1908 was the first year of issue for the new Indian half eagle design. The coins featured sunken-relief as opposed to the raised relief on all other United States coinage issues. While not appreciated at the time, the coins are very popular with collectors today.

Some 167 proof half eagles were struck by the Philadelphia Mint in 1908. While this might seem low, it is actually the second highest proof mintage of the entire series after the 1910. Less than half likely survive today, but those that do are usually in good shape and often grade gem or better.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/12/2015

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1908 $5 PF
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 86
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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2/2/1994 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions February 1994 Long Beach Bullet Sale #113, 113/Lot# 684 $8,910.00
5/25/2008 NGC PF 66   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4701 $48,300.00
3/28/2009 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 3051 $43,125.00
7/26/2012 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 11717 $29,900.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 3281 $57,500.00
9/4/2014 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3437 $54,343.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 $5 PF
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11111115051679219326602925328740194798572869157849909611166149760
0000001505167921932660292532874019479857286915784990961116600
00000011010184423772760299135174292503161937173826795071241500
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