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: $360.94 (10/20/2019)
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: 10/18/2019

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1913 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 380 385 390 400 475 480 480 480 480 570 630 725 1190 2500 9500 80000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 750 1500 2900 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 12038
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 1913 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----162828593521845382341043561101424415----12038
---------------1------1
----------1-226179------55
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Total----162828593521846382341243821118434415----12094
 ----0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %3 %15 %3 %28 %36 %9 %4 %0 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/2/2003 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23092, 23092/Lot# 14298 $1,053.40
9/19/2005 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2491 $287.50
11/7/2005 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, Texas Online Session #389, 389/Lot# 9075 $747.50
9/6/2010 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2920, 2920/Lot# 1949 $575.00
9/20/2010 NGC MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1285 $789.00
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4917 $884.78
10/6/2013 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 772, 781/Lot# 755 $540.00
1/12/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/12/2014, 180/Lot# 161831 $607.20
4/4/2017 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1253/Lot# 18593 $540.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9201021103910571075108410921101115311891238127115891911259734987351972210514251584348475067
953102710451063107810861095111811651205124913771696213928974782814199861539531266540110
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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