Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 915,901
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2420oz
Melt Value: $444.94 (5/11/2021)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1913 $5 MS obverse 1913 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

While usually well-struck with a mintage of over 900,000 coins, the 1913 Indian half eagle is still quite rare in gem and above.

Note: This coin is commonly targeted by counterfeiters. Learn more here.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/12/2021

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1913 $5 MS
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Base $ 570 570 570 585 590 610 610 610 615 685 745 850 1600 2900 8750 75000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 865 1700 3000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 12092
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: 5/4/2021 1913 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----172828623711881378341743651104403425----12092
---------------1------1
----------1-228179------57
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Total----172828623711882378341943931121413425----12150
 ----0%0%0%0%1%3%15%3%28%36%9%3%0%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9201021103910571075108410921101115311891238127115891911259734987351972210514251584348475067
9531027104510631078108610951118116512051249137716962139289747828141998615395312665401178820
000000109511181165120512491377169621392897478281419986153953126600
0000001098113511771221126014831803236831976066893110250202763737500
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3498
Owner: JAA3
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 3498
Owner: UPS guy 20
 
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