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: $319.75 (9/29/2016)
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

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: 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: 11929
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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10/5/2016 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8274
10/5/2016 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8272
10/5/2016 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8270
10/5/2016 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8269
10/5/2016 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8268
10/5/2016 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8267


Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
5/7/2006 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2200, 2200/Lot# 1993 $403.20
1/8/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 121, 126/Lot# 2812 $713.00
1/9/2008 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 3225 $19,550.00
5/27/2012 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 2018 $483.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1077 $561.00
9/6/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(5), 1174/Lot# 9701 $646.25
1/12/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/12/2014, 180/Lot# 162673 $451.00
11/6/2014 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 8903 $531.10
11/7/2014 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3507, 6061/Lot# 23454 $470.00


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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