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: $360.94 (10/20/2019)
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: 10/18/2019

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1911 S $5 MS
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Base $ 380 385 390 470 505 545 550 550 675 910 1290 2375 4550 17000 52500 91000 - - - -
$ - - - - 750 - - 2650 6100 27000 74750 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2828
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: 10/8/2019 1911 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----2447123851984978725542340580154-----2828
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-----------1173-------12
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Total----2447123851984978725642441283154-----2840
 ----1 %2 %4 %3 %7 %18 %31 %2 %15 %15 %3 %1 %0 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
1/2/2012 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 650, 657/Lot# 435 $678.50
5/27/2012 NGC AU 55   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 2017 $494.50
10/9/2012 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3361, 3361/Lot# 1249 $481.00
4/28/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131319/Lot# 20447 $517.00
6/23/2014 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3487, 6036/Lot# 20523 $440.63
8/31/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 141110 $425.00
2/26/2015 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1218/Lot# 4171 $2,115.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1911 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base920102110391057107510841092110112261305141314832056283940556861963110617114613519661027105643
9531027104510631078108610951142125213411436167423173244499077849959108981937243806758990
0000001095114212521341143616742317324449907784995910898193724380600
00000010981184127813771459186525783649592587071028811179272845241600
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2056
Owner: jdbusch18
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1413
Owner: dabrown
 
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