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: $428.82 (7/8/2020)
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: 7/3/2020

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1909 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 455 455 475 590 640 690 700 800 1325 2250 3650 7150 12000 26000 61000 135000 165000 - - -
$ - - - 825 1550 - - 8000 - 40000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 753
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: 7/7/2020 1909 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----7124423601602452392706911----753
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------------2--1------3
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Total----71244236016024523947061011----756
 ----1%2%6%3%8%21%32%3%12%9%1%1%0%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 S $5 MS
 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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