Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 392,000
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2420oz
Melt Value: $428.82 (7/9/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1912 S $5 MS obverse 1912 S $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1912-S Indian half eagle is one of the hardest coins to fins in uncirculated grades. Not only were the coins poorly produced to begin with, but most of the 392,000 coins mintage was released directly into circulation and not saved. This means that this date is excessively rare in gem. In fact, NGC has only graded a single piece above MS64.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/21/2020

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1912 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 500 515 520 525 535 620 650 775 1100 1900 2700 5700 17000 32500 225000 - - - - -
$ - - - 800 1350 - - 7500 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1608
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
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: 7/7/2020 1912 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----317847016043457029160599121-----1608
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----------3--1--------4
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Total----317847016043457329160609121-----1612
 ----0%1%5%4%10%27%36%2%10%4%1%1%0%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base920102110391057107511931197120116251854214923222916408362378525136619379104014017069047118627
95310271045106311141194119813421701195222062520330548016999102371366197192032449795855730
00000011981342170119522206252033054801699910237136619719203244979500
000000119914831777205022642718369455197762119491366110060302475942100
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 4083
Owner: karl mullineaux
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2149
Owner: bertl
 
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