Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,416,000
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2420oz
Melt Value: $314.19 (9/20/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1911 S $5 MS obverse 1911 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1911-S Indian half eagle has the second highest mintage of the entire series at just over 1.4 million pieces. However, many went directly into circulation and therefore very difficult to locate in the uncirculated grades. In fact, NGC has only graded a total of 4 pieces in gem, with none higher. (8/2016)

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Last Updated: 6/9/2017

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1911 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 400 410 420 430 450 500 520 540 650 950 1300 2550 4900 17000 52500 90000 - - - -
$ - - - - 750 - - 2650 6100 23500 74750 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2769
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Price
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3885 $16,675.00
10/25/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 189, 195/Lot# 6343 $425.50
11/20/2012 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3385, 3385/Lot# 1286 $617.00
12/23/2012 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/23/2012, 54/Lot# 89425 $1,265.00
3/21/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1183/Lot# 4281 $3,172.50
5/25/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22589 $2,702.50
11/6/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(2), 1211/Lot# 4001 $5,875.00
7/7/2016 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(5), 1237/Lot# 7925 $470.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1911 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base920102110391057107510841092110112261305141314832056283940556861963110617114613519661027105643
9531027104510631078108610951142125213411436167423173244499077849959108981937243806758990
0000001095114212521341143616742317324449907784995910898193724380600
00000010981184127813771459186525783649592587071028811179272845241600
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2839
Owner: Zebster
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1413
Owner: Robaire
 
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