Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 915,000
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2420oz
Melt Value: $366.78 (8/18/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1911 $5 MS obverse 1911 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

When compared to its rare Denver counterpart, the 1911 $5 Indian struck at the Philadelphia mint is downright common with a mintage of 915,000 coins. However, this issue too is quite rare in gem, and is virtually impossible to find any finer.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1911 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 380 385 390 420 455 462 462 462 474 575 645 760 1280 2800 9060 54500 - - - -
$ - - - - 550 - - 765 1725 3900 23000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10958
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, 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: 8/13/2019 1911 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-11-212312867399203838932493365879446501----10958
---------------1------1
-------------241420------58
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Total-11-212312867399203838932493389893467501----11017
 -0 %0 %-0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %4 %18 %4 %29 %31 %8 %4 %0 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 420 $368.00
9/20/2010 NGC MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1279 $1,521.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 4933 $13,800.00
1/29/2012 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3215, 3215/Lot# 2770 $400.00
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8110 $440.63
6/30/2013 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 758, 767/Lot# 429 $550.00
12/22/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 166/Lot# 160278 $401.50
4/26/2017 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 26 - 30 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1254/Lot# 5373 $2,467.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1911 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9201021103910571075108410921101115311891238127115891911254335216764934910119259114482377437
953102710451063107810861095111811651205124913771696212128694602762596051538332215556940
000000109511181165120512491377169621212869460276259605153833221500
000000109811351177122112601483180323323195568384879862206473851900
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3521
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2543
Owner: herk 52
 
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