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: $310.44 (10/23/2017)
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: 11969
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
9/23/1996 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0878, 878/Lot# 2010 $232.10
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 967 $3,450.00
1/8/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 121, 126/Lot# 2812 $713.00
5/30/2007 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 May/June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #438, 438/Lot# 2423 $4,168.75
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3341 $2,645.00
12/8/2010 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2345 $3,042.00
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8115 $475.88
5/5/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/05/2013, 73/Lot# 113279 $456.50
8/18/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/18/2013, 88/Lot# 106558 $447.70


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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