Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 915,000
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: $310.61 (5/5/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1911 $5 MS obverse 1911 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage of over 900,000 pieces, the 1911 half eagle ranks as one of the more common issues in the series in most grades. The critical statement is 'most grades,' as the 1911 is seldom seen in Gem Uncirculated and is virtually impossible to locate any finer.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/12/2015

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1911 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 435 445 455 465 475 500 510 550 570 630 815 1600 3400 13000 59000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 900 1775 4950 28000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10752
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/26/1998 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1998 September Long Beach Sale #192, 192/Lot# 7146 $1,725.00
11/21/2004 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1964, 1964/Lot# 1889 $275.00
9/19/2005 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2485 $253.00
5/14/2009 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 373, 379/Lot# 5984 $448.50
9/20/2010 NGC MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1279 $1,521.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1716 $730.25
6/16/2013 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 119533 $600.60
8/18/2015 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 42734 $558.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1911 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9201021103910571075108410921101115311891238127115891911254335216764934910119259114482377437
953102710451063107810861095111811651205124913771696212128694602762596051538332215556940
000000109511181165120512491377169621212869460276259605153833221500
000000109811351177122112601483180323323195568384879862206473851900
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3521
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2543
Owner: herk 52
 
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