1912 $5 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: 12481793
PCGS#: 8523

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1912 is not especially rare in the lower Mint State grades and can be obtained quite readily in MS-63 or lesser condition. But, as it does for nearly all the Indian Head $5 issues, the picture changes dramatically in MS-64 or better grade. In MS-64, the 1912 is seldom available and true gems are very rare and almost never seen. A very few really superb (MS-67) examples exist but a 1912 (or any Indian head $5 for that matter) is a major rarity at that level.

Almost without exception, the 1912 is very sharply struck with very good to excellent lustre, usually the latter. The surfaces are somewhat granular and the color is most often a light to medium yellow gold, often with a distictive greenish cast.

Diameter: 21.60 millimeters Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 790,000 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
1
560
2
480
1
3
385
4
390
1
6
395
8
400
10
405
12
410
15
415
20
420
1
25
425
30
430
3
45+
435
50+
435
53+
435
55+
490
58+
490

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 36,000 R-2.6 21 / 24 TIE 21 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 23,333 R-2.7 21 / 24 TIE 21 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 110 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
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade