Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 408,000
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2420oz
Melt Value: $313.37 (9/21/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1913 S $5 MS obverse 1913 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1913-S $5 gold piece is a conditional rarity in the series. It is available in all grades up to and through the AU range. However, it becomes increasingly rare as the grade increases. While NGC has graded over 100 MS62 pieces, only 3 coins have been graded by NGC at or above MS65. (8/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/9/2017

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1913 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 400 430 435 450 525 565 590 700 1125 1975 2850 5250 17000 28000 185000 337500 - - - -
$ - - - 750 1275 - - 6750 19000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1886
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/14/2000 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1307, 1307/Lot# 1570 $712.13
9/17/2003 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330, 330/Lot# 8072 $6,900.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3893 $4,140.00
6/11/2007 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 149, 154/Lot# 2357 $437.00
2/15/2010 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3836 $5,002.50
8/11/2010 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 3527 $72,250.00
1/15/2012 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/15/2012, 3/Lot# 32168 $544.50
2/2/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1167/Lot# 4836 $3,450.00
10/18/2012 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(6), 1175/Lot# 10352 $763.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92010211039105710751193119712011558175620152169327740456480858312468153124571881277134561134561
953102710451063111411941198132016241842206625383533485671819878134162544757571990381345610
00000011981320162418422066253835334856718198781341625447575719903800
0000001199143916901928211729073789566878821117314364355826942411679900
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2015
Owner: Hoboken Collection
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1756
Owner: Strickland's Coins
 
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