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: $448.68 (5/16/2021)
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: 2/12/2021

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1910 S $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1573
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64

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: 5/11/2021 1910 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1117594990331613492201021418------1573
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----------2--3--1-----6
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Total----11175949903316154922010514181-----1579
 ----1%1%4%3%6%21%39%3%14%7%1%1%0%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1910 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base920102110391057107511601189121714361567174318522597361645818128981010763116164001668841118362
9531027104510631103116911981290147916251779210029363937576386881012711047210824962485348124280
00000011981290147916251779210029363937576386881012711047210824962400
00000012071363152316841815234832764259694592491044511331305495923200
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3616
Owner: foresthamilton@universalcoin.com
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3616
Owner: UPS guy 20
 
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