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: $314.19 (9/21/2017)
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: 6/9/2017

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1909 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 400 410 420 430 450 500 520 545 555 585 650 775 1325 2750 10000 27500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 875 1750 3300 11500 45500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6959
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
2/11/1998 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1023, 1023/Lot# 2065 $422.00
1/14/2010 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 445, 451/Lot# 7688 $540.50
12/8/2010 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2339 $3,042.00
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1547 $1,667.50
2/28/2012 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7614 $747.50
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(6), 1175/Lot# 10330 $1,821.25
1/9/2013 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1181/Lot# 13068 $499.38
8/31/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 214462 $1,200.00
9/9/2016 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 9 - 12 The Twelve Oaks Collection Signature Auction Session(5), 1244/Lot# 15449 $1,762.50


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: GW
 
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