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: $304.85 (2/24/2017)
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: 10/12/2015

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1911 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 435 445 455 465 475 500 510 550 570 585 630 815 1600 3400 13000 59000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 900 1775 4950 28000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10882
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/13/1999 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1999 Mid Winter ANA Signature Sale #199, 199/Lot# 6716 $448.50
2/21/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #29, 33/Lot# 1048 $231.15
3/27/2006 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2180, 2180/Lot# 1894 $924.00
9/20/2010 NGC MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1279 $1,521.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 2059 $2,070.00
5/30/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(5), 1171/Lot# 10582 $632.50
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(6), 1173/Lot# 9306 $1,527.50
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8110 $440.63
6/2/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 118862 $381.70
10/8/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 9011 $1,057.50


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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