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: $408.69 (3/8/2021)
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: 2/12/2021

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1913 S $5 MS
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Base $ 570 570 570 585 615 735 750 765 1000 1850 2450 5300 14250 19000 165000 300000 - - - -
$ - - - 785 1275 - - 6500 16500 - - - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1975
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/2/2021 1913 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----319971101774686733722312729912----1975
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Total----319971101774686733722313429912----1982
 ----0%1%5%6%9%24%34%2%11%7%1%0%0%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92010211039105710751193119712011558175620152169327740456480858312468153124571881277134561134561
95310271045106311141194119813201624184220662538353348567181987813416254475757199038134561141289
00000011981320162418422066253835334856718198781341625447575719903800
0000001199143916901928211729073789566878821117314364355826942411679900
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 6480
Owner: foresthamilton@universalcoin.com
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 3277
Owner: foresthamilton@universalcoin.com
 
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Disclaimer: The auction prices realized listed in the NGC Auction Central are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. The auction data listed by NGC may occasionally contain typographical or input errors that can result in incorrect prices realized appearing on the NGC website. Therefore, the prices realized listed in NGC Auction Central are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and facts that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and – when appropriate – expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Auction Central. By using the NGC Auction Central, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the NGC Auction Central.