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: $360.50 (10/18/2019)
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: 10430
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: 10/8/2019 1912 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----582337523101611335274837721124360423----10430
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------------32079------39
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Total----582337523101611335275137921131369423----10469
 ----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
1/25/2004 NGC MS 61   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 3288 $345.00
5/16/2007 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2368, 2368/Lot# 1799 $313.60
1/15/2008 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) US Coin Final Session #455, 455/Lot# 10391 $517.50
6/23/2008 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 259, 265/Lot# 1065 $517.50
12/8/2010 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2344 $3,042.00
12/8/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(5), 1162/Lot# 9961 $776.25
4/7/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/07/2013, 69/Lot# 105669 $479.60
7/9/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(3), 1222/Lot# 4519 $1,762.50
7/21/2015 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 32694 $411.25
9/9/2016 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 9 - 12 The Twelve Oaks Collection Signature Auction Session(2), 1244/Lot# 13828 $2,820.00


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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