Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 770,200
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: $294.18 (5/31/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1910 S $5 MS obverse 1910 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint delivered 770,200 half eagles in 1910, a respectable total for the Indian series. However, nearly all survivors show heavy marks and grade no better than MS62 or MS63. Even in those grades, examples are elusive.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/12/2015

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1910 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 435 445 455 485 520 565 615 675 960 3500 5350 11500 38500 87500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 6250 14000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1513
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
Auction House
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Price
4/18/2004 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1871, 1871/Lot# 1424 $330.00
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2541 $2,645.00
2/20/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 75, 80/Lot# 1166 $500.25
4/14/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/14/2013, 70/Lot# 105695 $435.47
4/28/2013 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131319/Lot# 21233 $963.50
11/6/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 8896 $822.50
7/21/2015 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 32691 $646.25
7/26/2015 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131531/Lot# 21283 $446.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1910 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base920102110391057107511601189121714361567174318522597361645818128981010763116164001668841118362
95310271045106311031169119812901479162517792100293639375763868810127110472108249624853480
00000011981290147916251779210029363937576386881012711047210824962400
00000012071363152316841815234832764259694592491044511331305495923200
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1843
Owner: fogbear
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1743
Owner: #
 
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