Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 770,200
Catalog: KM-129
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2420oz
Melt Value: $320.46 (9/29/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 10/12/2015

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1910 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 435 445 455 485 520 565 615 675 960 1450 3500 5350 11500 38500 87500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 6250 14000 - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1528
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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10/5/2016 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1240/Lot# 4162


Auction Prices Realized

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7/27/1993 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 1993 ANA Bullet #106, 106/Lot# 599 $2,640.00
2/20/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 75, 80/Lot# 1166 $500.25
7/1/2007 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2388, 2388/Lot# 2878 $616.00
1/3/2011 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 1486 $1,725.00
12/23/2012 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/23/2012, 54/Lot# 88492 $550.00
6/16/2013 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 105694 $401.50
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 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base920102110391057107511601189121714361567174318522597361645818128981010763116164001668841118362
95310271045106311031169119812901479162517792100293639375763868810127110472108249624853480
00000011981290147916251779210029363937576386881012711047210824962400
00000012071363152316841815234832764259694592491044511331305495923200
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1843
Owner: fogbear
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1743
Owner: Kevin Katz
 
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