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: $444.85 (5/11/2021)
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: 2/12/2021

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1915 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 575 575 575 590 600 600 600 600 615 675 735 835 1600 3200 8750 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 745 865 1700 3200 19500 - - -

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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: 6533
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/4/2021 1915 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----438174025913371811707181265147440-----6533
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------------215917------43
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Total----438174025913371811709182766049140-----6576
 ----0%0%0%0%1%4%20%3%26%28%10%7%1%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9201021103910571075108410921101115311891238127115781911263136056984934910119251774355575247
9531027104510631078108610951118116512051249137316892151295547317772960515138313035411979009
000000109511181165120512491373168921512955473177729605151383130300
000000109811351177122112601475180023913280585785609862201573742900
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 6984
Owner: foresthamilton@universalcoin.com
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 3605
Owner: foresthamilton@universalcoin.com
 
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