Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 588,000
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2420oz
Melt Value: $310.24 (10/18/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1915 $5 MS obverse 1915 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1915 was the second-to-last Indian Head half eagle struck at the Philadelphia Mint. It is also considered to be the last of the "common-date" Indian half eagles. However, it circulated extensively, making high grade uncirculated pieces very difficult to locate. In fact, NGC has only graded 39 in gem, with none higher! (8/2016)

Note: This coin is commonly targeted by counterfeiters. Learn more here.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/9/2017

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1915 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 400 410 420 430 465 500 520 530 575 585 625 775 1300 2500 10750 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 650 850 1950 3150 22500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6434
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
2/28/2005 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2007, 2007/Lot# 2001 $440.00
6/1/2006 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 3465 $5,462.50
2/10/2008 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2429 $4,830.00
2/25/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 224, 230/Lot# 1075 $437.00
12/8/2010 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2347 $3,042.00
1/8/2012 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/08/2012, 2/Lot# 32170 $792.00
2/22/2013 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8117 $446.50
2/3/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 8651 $646.25
3/6/2015 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3524, 6093/Lot# 21291 $528.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9201021103910571075108410921101115311891238127115781911263136056984934910119251774355575247
953102710451063107810861095111811651205124913731689215129554731777296051513831303541190
000000109511181165120512491373168921512955473177729605151383130300
000000109811351177122112601475180023913280585785609862201573742900
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1238
Owner: 79Protons
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1238
Owner: Mozin
 
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