1913 $5 MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 18307675
PCGS#: 8525

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1913 is essentially on a par with the 1912 in terms of both overall rarity and condition rarity and cannot be considered to be anything more than scarce in the low Mint State grades. In MS-63 or lower grades, a 1913 can be located with very little difficulty but in MS-64, and esepcially MS-65, specimens are few and far between. Better than MS-65 is a rarified atmosphere for Indian Head half eagles and the 1913 is no exception. However, a few truly exceptional pieces do exist that are as close to perfect as issues of this type are apt to be found.

This issue is usually well struck with finely granular surfaces and very good to excellent lustre. In terms of overall appearance, the 1913 is very similar to the 1912, meaning that this is one of the better looking issues of the series in high grade. Color is typically light to medium yellow gold with some specimens having an attractive greenish tint.

Diameter: 21.60 millimeters Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 915,901 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
1
575
2
495
3
400
4
405
6
410
8
415
10
420
12
425
25
440
1
30
445
3
45+
460
50+
460
53+
460
55+
520
58+
520
1
65+
19,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 41,666 R-2.5 23 / 24 23 / 24
60 or Better 27,333 R-2.7 21 / 24 TIE 21 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 146 R-7.5 21 / 24 21 / 24

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade