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: $360.11 (10/22/2019)
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: 10/18/2019

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1909 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 380 385 390 435 475 480 480 480 480 585 705 875 1310 2750 9275 27500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 875 1750 3300 11500 45500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6991
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2019 1909 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----6734175022894620819002295852387565----6991
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------1-----110611-1----30
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Total----6735175022894620819012305858398566----7021
 ----0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %3 %13 %3 %27 %33 %12 %6 %1 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/14/2008 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 274, 280/Lot# 6275 $563.50
8/3/2010 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2900, 2900/Lot# 1260 $440.00
12/8/2010 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2339 $3,042.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7614 $747.50
9/2/2012 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2108 $488.75
8/4/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/04/2013, 86/Lot# 106660 $385.00
1/8/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1201/Lot# 10121 $822.50
9/4/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1209/Lot# 4461 $2,585.00
6/4/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1221/Lot# 5305 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base920102110391057107510841092110111531189123812711589195325433567676483778686254134393875873
953102710451063107810861095111811651205124913771710214928844632730184801426131588545830
000000109511181165120512491377171021492884463273018480142613158800
000000109811351177122112601483183123463225569878398583198373776300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1953
Owner: Marquis d'Argent
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1589
Owner: bertl
 
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