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: $314.09 (9/23/2017)
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: 6/9/2017

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1910 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 400 410 420 430 475 500 520 600 915 1200 2300 3800 10250 37500 84000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 5400 12500 52000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1518
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/17/2004 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1949, 1949/Lot# 1814 $275.00
11/27/2006 NGC MS 60   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 115: The Eagle One Sale, 120/Lot# 5773 $851.00
1/3/2011 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 1486 $1,725.00
4/10/2011 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131116/Lot# 24927 $446.20
10/14/2012 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/14/2012, 44/Lot# 79306 $524.70
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
10/8/2014 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 9010 $793.13
10/31/2016 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1241/Lot# 4578 $1,880.00


NGC Registry

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