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: $304.32 (6/25/2017)
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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Last Updated: 6/9/2017

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1915 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 400 410 420 430 475 550 600 885 1450 2400 5000 8100 19850 60000 130000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1313
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1226 $14,375.00
4/24/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 241, 247/Lot# 6216 $691.15
10/22/2009 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2009 October Signature US Coin Auction #1130, 1130/Lot# 8795 $1,092.50
9/12/2010 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2923, 2923/Lot# 2541 $575.00
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6996 $3,593.75
10/18/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 6009 $3,818.75
9/8/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/08/2013, 91/Lot# 134837 $415.80
3/31/2015 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 33731 $364.25
9/7/2016 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1239/Lot# 8529 $734.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92010211039105711601193120112091738201423602561351040836753944513154107354006370538123730134561
9531027104510911171119512031385183021292427287737014973765010681131542051150221882681273400
000000120313851830212924272877370149737650106811315420511502218826800
0000001206156119222244249431933892586385471191713154302876037910599900
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 4083
Owner: Dave Jones
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2360
Owner: Mark T
 
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