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: $316.63 (9/25/2017)
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
2/12/1997 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 0919, 919/Lot# 1785 $211.00
9/6/2004 NGC AU 55   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1691 $242.00
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1152/Lot# 4513 $16,100.00
6/1/2011 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 4710 $3,222.30
1/19/2012 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 655, 662/Lot# 7616 $621.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/29/2012, 5/Lot# 34794 $550.00
7/22/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131231/Lot# 28538 $776.25
4/24/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1184/Lot# 9347 $705.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5238 $7,990.00


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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