1915 $5 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: 15464788
PCGS#: 8530

Owner's Comments

Purchased from Tennessee Exchange in August 1987.

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1915 is one of the more common issues of the series and is the easiest to locate in gem condition, other than the 1908. There are quite a few gems around as well as a small number of superb, nearly perfect quality examples. Nevertheless, the 1915, like all Indian head half eagles, still must be considered to be rare in MS-64 or higher grade. All Indian Head half eagles are rare in full MS-65 condition making this the rarest gold type of the 20th century by far.

Overall, this is one of the better looking issues of the series, and high grade ones are most often really attractive. The typical 1915 is very sharply struck with very finely granular surfaces, great lustre and superb color, usually rich greenish gold and orange although some coppery or reddish gold specimens also exist.

Diameter: 21.60 millimeters Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 588,000 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
1
600
2
520
1
3
425
4
430
6
435
1
8
440
10
445
12
450
15
455
20
460
25
465
30
470
4
35
475
6
45+
480
50+
480
53+
480
55+
540
58+
540
63+
1,250
11

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 21,666 R-2.7 19 / 24 TIE 19 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 13,666 R-2.9 17 / 24 TIE 17 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 103 R-7.9 17 / 24 TIE 17 / 24 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade
1 MS65+ PCGS grade  
1 MS65+ PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade