Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 3,423,560
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: $320.02 (9/29/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1909 D $5 MS obverse 1909 D $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1909-D Indian half eagle had a mintage of over 3.4 million coins, which is the highest mintage of the entire series. Due to the high mintage, this coin is the easiest to find in every grade, up to and including MS65.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/2/2016

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1909 D $5 MS
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Base $ 435 445 455 465 475 500 510 540 560 575 615 700 1300 2650 13250 37500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 785 1600 3350 19000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 31981
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
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10/4/2016 MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131640/Lot# 22258
10/4/2016 MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131640/Lot# 22257
10/4/2016 MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131640/Lot# 21571
10/4/2016 MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131640/Lot# 21569
10/4/2016 MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131640/Lot# 22256
10/4/2016 AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131640/Lot# 22255


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
6/14/2004 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #7, 11/Lot# 105 $402.50
9/10/2006 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2180 $9,775.00
6/12/2011 NGC MS 70   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/12/2011, 121/Lot# 10379 $165.00
3/11/2012 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3239, 3239/Lot# 2539 $632.50
7/22/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/22/2012, 32/Lot# 64542 $495.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1072 $561.00
1/9/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 7277 $11,162.50
10/1/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The Oct 2015 Rarities Auction, 6133/Lot# 121 $558.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base920102110391057107510841092110111491181122612561505184324513080622680959084258274473677373
953102710451063107810861095111711591196123613391617204526604128684984241466532130556150
000000109511171159119612361339161720452660412868498424146653213000
000000109811331170121112461422173022482870517774728754202463843300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 4128
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 3080
Owner: bigboeer
 
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