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: $428.82 (7/9/2020)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/15/2020

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1911 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 485 485 505 560 560 600 600 600 735 975 1150 2000 4000 15000 46500 84500 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2838
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/7/2020 1911 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----2547129872005018735542140180154-----2838
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-----------1153-------10
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Total----2547129872005018735642240683154-----2848
 ----1%2%5%3%7%18%31%2%15%14%3%1%0%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1911 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base920102110391057107510841092110112261305141314832056283940556861963110617114613519661027105643
9531027104510631078108610951142125213411436167423173244499077849959108981937243806758990
0000001095114212521341143616742317324449907784995910898193724380600
00000010981184127813771459186525783649592587071028811179272845241600
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2839
Owner: Greenhornet18
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2056
Owner: jdbusch18
 
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