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: $312.40 (10/19/2017)
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: 6/9/2017

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1912 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 400 410 420 430 465 500 520 530 540 575 615 730 1250 2525 10500 37500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 760 1725 3650 24500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10359
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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11/4/2017 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1261/Lot# 17874
11/4/2017 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1261/Lot# 20385


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/3/2005 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1983, 1983/Lot# 2106 $396.00
9/19/2010 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 2942 $460.00
12/8/2010 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2344 $3,042.00
11/6/2011 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131146/Lot# 25454 $488.75
1/1/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131202/Lot# 21186 $1,897.50
8/2/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4643 $3,055.00
7/7/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 106617 $418.00
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3440 $2,585.00
10/26/2014 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 827, 836/Lot# 780 $650.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9201021103910571075108410921101115311891238127115891911254335216718934910119259224483977461
953102710451063107810861095111811651205124913771696212128694586759596051538632227557130
000000109511181165120512491377169621212869458675959605153863222700
000000109811351177122112601483180323323195565284729862206543853300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1911
Owner: Vespasian49
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 1092
Owner: GW
 
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