Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 915,901
Catalog: KM-129
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2420oz
Melt Value: $324.52 (7/27/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1913 $5 MS obverse 1913 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1913 Indian Head half eagle was a well-produced date, with a substantial business-strike mintage of 915,901 pieces. In his catalog of the Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection, David Akers called the 1913 'one of the most attractive issues of the series.' The typical specimen features a sharp strike, with a little softness on the eagle's left leg.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/18/2016

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1913 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 435 445 455 465 475 500 510 550 570 585 725 810 1300 3250 14000 70000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 950 1600 4100 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 11861
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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8/2/2016 MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131631/Lot# 21523
8/2/2016 AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131631/Lot# 22168


Auction Prices Realized

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8/20/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 170, 176/Lot# 1325 $345.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3342 $2,530.00
5/5/2008 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2525, 2525/Lot# 1968 $403.20
6/2/2010 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2010 June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1140, 1140/Lot# 8863 $460.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1077 $561.00
8/4/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/04/2013, 86/Lot# 106557 $457.60
2/3/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 8641 $367.78
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 8380 $1,292.50
3/31/2015 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 33728 $423.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9201021103910571075108410921101115311891238127115891911259734987351972210514251584348475067
953102710451063107810861095111811651205124913771696213928974782814199861539531266540110
000000109511181165120512491377169621392897478281419986153953126600
0000001098113511771221126014831803236831976066893110250202763737500
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1843
Owner: Durham Collection
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1843
Owner: wjanke50
 
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