Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 164,000
Obverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Reverse Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2420oz
Melt Value: $438.88 (12/2/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1915 S $5 MS obverse 1915 S $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1915-S Indian half eagle has one of the lower mintages of the series at 164,000 coins. Unfortunately, there was a coin shortage in the country at the time, and most of these went directly into circulation. Therefore this coin is very hard to find in uncirculated condition. Only one coin has graded MS65 at NGC.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/14/2020

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1915 S $5 MS
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Base $ 600 600 625 650 675 725 850 1000 1225 2600 4500 6250 17500 55000 130000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 4800 8500 21500 67500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1380
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
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: 12/1/2020 1915 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----4127673120337476271309912131-----1380
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Total----41276731203374772713010712141-----1390
 ----0%1%5%5%9%24%34%2%9%8%1%1%0%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92010211039105711601193120112091738201423602561351040836753944513154107354006370538123730134561
953102710451091117111951203138518302129242728773701497376501068113154205115022188268127340141289
000000120313851830212924272877370149737650106811315420511502218826800
0000001206156119222244249431933892586385471191713154302876037910599900
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 4083
Owner: Dave Jones
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 3510
Owner: John H Erickson
 
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