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: $299.62 (2/22/2017)
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: 10/12/2015

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1913 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 435 445 455 535 625 670 700 750 1175 2100 4600 9150 21500 37500 150000 325000 - - - -
$ - - - 825 1275 - - 10500 26000 - - - - -

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Census

 
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
2/22/2001 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2001 February Long Beach Signature Sale #248, 248/Lot# 7006 $414.00
4/30/2001 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1432, 1432/Lot# 2057 $422.00
6/11/2007 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 149, 154/Lot# 2357 $437.00
5/3/2010 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The May 2010 Online Auction, 54/Lot# 913 $379.50
5/22/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131122/Lot# 27095 $402.50
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/29/2012, 5/Lot# 34794 $550.00
5/27/2012 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 2020 $483.00
12/15/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131352/Lot# 26297 $411.25
10/3/2016 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8278 $595.73


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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