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: $313.73 (9/22/2017)
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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Last Updated: 6/9/2017

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1911 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 400 410 420 430 450 500 510 530 540 575 615 735 1300 2525 10250 54500 - - - -
$ - - - - 550 - - 765 1725 3250 22500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10897
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
2/3/1993 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Long Beach Bullet #100, 100/Lot# 580 $2,750.00
8/6/2006 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2241, 2241/Lot# 2324 $1,036.00
9/20/2010 NGC MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1279 $1,521.00
9/22/2010 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 5419 $16,100.00
5/29/2011 NGC MS 64   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1553 $3,622.50
6/10/2012 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/10/2012, 26/Lot# 52240 $414.70
8/12/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131234/Lot# 25396 $616.88
6/30/2013 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 758, 767/Lot# 429 $550.00
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4916 $1,197.33


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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