Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,416,000
Catalog: KM-129
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2420oz
Melt Value: $321.13 (9/27/2016)
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: 10/9/2015

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1911 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 435 445 455 485 550 590 620 650 825 1175 1500 3500 5850 16900 56000 100000 - - - -
$ - - - - 900 - - 4250 7500 24000 78000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2755
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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12/7/2002 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Live Internet Auctions (Coins) #42122, 42122/Lot# 17224 $224.25
4/6/2006 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2006 April Atlanta, GA (ANA) Signature Auction #402, 402/Lot# 1955 $32,200.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3885 $16,675.00
2/16/2009 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 336, 342/Lot# 1261 $506.00
3/28/2010 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 2830, 2830/Lot# 3815 $833.75
6/4/2012 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3288, 3288/Lot# 1221 $210.00
5/25/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22589 $2,702.50
7/6/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 141110 $425.00


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: Lauderdale
 
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