Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 297,200
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2420oz
Melt Value: $358.97 (10/22/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1909 S $5 MS obverse 1909 S $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1909-S Indian half eagle had a relatively low mintage of 297,200 coins. In addition to this, many went directly into circulation. This means that the 1909-S Indian half eagle is one of the hardest of the entire series to find in high grade. NGC has only graded a single example in each MS65 and MS66.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/11/2019

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1909 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 380 400 415 470 545 585 730 820 1330 2250 3500 6700 12000 26000 61000 135000 165000 - - -
$ - - - 850 1530 - - 6750 - 40000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 741
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
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 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----7124323581552412392706911----741
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------------2--1------3
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Total----71243235815524123947061011----744
 ----1 %2 %6 %3 %8 %21 %32 %3 %13 %9 %1 %1 %0 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/8/2000 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1375, 1375/Lot# 1616 $379.80
3/24/2005 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #368, 368/Lot# 7002 $7,475.00
1/28/2008 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 216, 222/Lot# 1051 $2,305.75
1/29/2012 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1714 $531.30
7/22/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/22/2012, 32/Lot# 64459 $880.00
10/18/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(6), 1175/Lot# 10336 $941.18
10/8/2014 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 9006 $381.88
7/21/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 32688 $470.00
8/12/2015 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1223/Lot# 6203 $4,230.00
4/4/2017 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1253/Lot# 18585 $646.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base920102110391057107510841139119315631767203321902950392258627579972211044123634059669942120406
95310271045106310781102115713161631185520852443327445686434829310162114832177450378867630
00000011571316163118552085244332744568643482931016211483217745037800
00000011751439169919442137269635985215700690071060311923311856016000
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2950
Owner: foresthamilton@universalcoin.com
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1767
Owner: steve1942
 
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