Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 790,000
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: $289.21 (2/9/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1912 $5 MS obverse 1912 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1912 is a well-made issue that almost always features bold design definition, making it one of the great choices for type collectors. Despite its general availability, the 1912 is one entry in a lineup of conditionally rare Indian half eagles. Fuljenz writes: 'Unlike the 1908 and 1909, this is a date that is nearly unknown above MS65 and the connoisseur will be lucky to find an accurately graded MS65.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/12/2015

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1912 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 435 445 455 465 475 500 510 550 570 670 825 1550 3550 14000 37500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 1000 1850 4300 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10314
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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6/5/2002 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2002 June Long Beach Signature Sale #292, 292/Lot# 6750 $391.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3888 $1,437.50
6/29/2008 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 2550, 2550/Lot# 2954 $448.00
9/19/2010 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 2942 $460.00
12/8/2010 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2344 $3,042.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7629 $690.00
1/20/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/20/2013, 58/Lot# 96086 $419.10
10/26/2014 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 827, 836/Lot# 780 $650.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9201021103910571075108410921101115311891238127115891911254335216718934910119259224483977461
953102710451063107810861095111811651205124913771696212128694586759596051538632227557130
000000109511181165120512491377169621212869458675959605153863222700
000000109811351177122112601483180323323195565284729862206543853300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1911
Owner: Vespasian49
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1505
Owner: TBussey
 
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