Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 790,000
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2420oz
Melt Value: $370.99 (8/25/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1912 $5 MS obverse 1912 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Although this issue was well-made and had a mintage of 790,000 coins, it is still relatively difficult to find in gem. However, above that level, it becomes nearly impossible to locate.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1912 $5 MS
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Base $ 380 385 390 400 465 475 490 510 515 575 640 730 1250 2525 9000 29000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 760 1500 3650 21500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10420
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/20/2019 1912 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----582337523101606334274637681124360443----10420
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------------32079------39
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Total----582337523101606334274937881131369443----10459
 ----0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %3 %15 %3 %26 %36 %11 %4 %0 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/4/1993 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Long Beach Bullet #105, 105/Lot# 209 $1,017.50
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3888 $1,437.50
6/19/2006 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2221, 2221/Lot# 2112 $1,512.00
3/12/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 130, 135/Lot# 1559 $356.50
9/27/2007 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2007 September Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #446, 446/Lot# 3561 $2,530.00
12/8/2010 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2344 $3,042.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5556 $3,525.00
9/29/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/29/2013, 94/Lot# 118946 $467.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9201021103910571075108410921101115311891238127115891911254335216718934910119259224483977461
953102710451063107810861095111811651205124913771696212128694586759596051538632227557130
000000109511181165120512491377169621212869458675959605153863222700
000000109811351177122112601483180323323195565284729862206543853300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1911
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1911
Owner: vcosenza
 
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