Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 588,000
Catalog: KM-129
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2420oz
Melt Value: $320.02 (9/29/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/12/2015

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1915 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 435 445 455 465 475 500 510 550 590 625 700 900 1750 3650 14250 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 925 2500 4600 21000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6415
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions

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10/5/2016 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8299
10/5/2016 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8291
10/5/2016 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8294
10/5/2016 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8293
10/5/2016 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8292
10/5/2016 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8295


Auction Prices Realized

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12/2/1998 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 1111, 1111/Lot# 1972 $274.30
6/5/1999 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1999 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #202, 202/Lot# 917 $3,410.00
5/9/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #38, 42/Lot# 968 $460.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2428 $21,275.00
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
1/22/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131205/Lot# 27679 $431.25
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4333 $3,172.50
8/28/2016 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131636/Lot# 21674 $481.75


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: Lauderdale
 
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