Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 3,423,560
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2420oz
Melt Value: $360.72 (10/21/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 10/18/2019

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1909 D $5 MS
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Base $ 380 390 390 435 475 480 480 480 480 560 630 750 1070 2100 8000 31500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 760 1250 2850 13000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 32373
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

The chart showing F series, 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: 10/8/2019 1909 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---11015477513870534098006315995780332780862----32373
---------------1------1
----------1-13882831-----206
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Total---11015477513870534108006316999581152864872----32580
 ---0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %2 %10 %2 %19 %31 %25 %9 %0 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2419 $1,092.50
8/2/2010 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 502, 508/Lot# 609 $1,506.50
6/1/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1156/Lot# 9384 $863.65
9/7/2011 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1159/Lot# 8838 $1,955.00
3/11/2012 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3239, 3239/Lot# 2539 $632.50
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1072 $561.00
2/10/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/10/2013, 61/Lot# 99414 $443.30
1/18/2015 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3517, 6086/Lot# 21433 $499.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 $5 MS D
 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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