Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 770,200
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2420oz
Melt Value: $360.32 (10/22/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1910 S $5 MS obverse 1910 S $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Although some 770,200 half eagle coins were struck by the San Francisco Mint in 1910, few survive today in high grade. Most show signs of light circulation, and the highest graded example at NGC is a lone MS65. (8/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/18/2019

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1910 S $5 MS
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Base $ 380 385 390 470 475 480 570 650 915 1090 2300 3800 9375 37500 84000 120000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 5400 12500 52000 100000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1551
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2019 1910 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----10165949883246024821910314181-----1551
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----------2--2--1-----5
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Total----10165949883246044821910514182-----1556
 ----1 %1 %4 %3 %6 %21 %39 %3 %14 %7 %1 %1 %0 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/2/2001 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2001 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #264, 264/Lot# 1394 $2,300.00
2/20/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 75, 80/Lot# 1166 $500.25
12/2/2010 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1147/Lot# 4478 $2,070.00
6/19/2011 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3086, 3086/Lot# 2274 $575.00
12/23/2012 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/23/2012, 54/Lot# 88492 $550.00
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8108 $648.60
1/26/2014 NGC MS 60   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1819 $2,467.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1910 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base920102110391057107511601189121714361567174318522597361645818128981010763116164001668841118362
95310271045106311031169119812901479162517792100293639375763868810127110472108249624853480
00000011981290147916251779210029363937576386881012711047210824962400
00000012071363152316841815234832764259694592491044511331305495923200
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3616
Owner: UPS guy 20
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1743
Owner: Kevin Katz
 
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