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: $313.87 (9/21/2017)
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.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/9/2017

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1913 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 400 410 420 430 450 500 520 530 540 570 610 725 1200 2325 10750 80000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 750 1500 2650 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 11966
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/10/2006 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2170 $2,530.00
1/29/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 124, 129/Lot# 1512 $379.50
5/5/2008 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2525, 2525/Lot# 1968 $403.20
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5148 $54,625.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1077 $561.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5558 $2,990.00
8/11/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/11/2013, 87/Lot# 106919 $463.22
1/29/2015 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1217/Lot# 7845 $1,116.25
10/31/2016 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1241/Lot# 8222 $822.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9201021103910571075108410921101115311891238127115891911259734987351972210514251584348475067
953102710451063107810861095111811651205124913771696213928974782814199861539531266540110
000000109511181165120512491377169621392897478281419986153953126600
0000001098113511771221126014831803236831976066893110250202763737500
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1238
Owner: Robaire
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1189
Owner: GW
 
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