Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 627,060
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2420oz
Melt Value: $306.83 (5/29/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1909 $5 MS obverse 1909 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1909 Indian half eagle had a large mintage of over 600,000 coins. While readily available in MS64 and below, this date is much harder to find in gem or above.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/12/2015

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1909 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 435 445 455 465 475 500 510 550 570 585 650 800 1700 2800 12500 35000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 900 2300 3650 19000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6957
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2305 $1,955.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1422 $632.50
4/10/2006 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2187, 2187/Lot# 1784 $313.60
12/8/2010 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2339 $3,042.00
10/13/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(5), 1160/Lot# 10113 $747.50
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(5), 1171/Lot# 10558 $632.50
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31240 $405.38
1/5/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/05/2014, 176/Lot# 141624 $396.06
1/19/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 161556 $1,329.90


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base920102110391057107510841092110111531189123812711589195325433567676483778686254134393875873
953102710451063107810861095111811651205124913771710214928844632730184801426131588545830
000000109511181165120512491377171021492884463273018480142613158800
000000109811351177122112601483183123463225569878398583198373776300
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 8095
Owner: Compradore
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1953
Owner: Marquis d'Argent
 
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