1912 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Head $5 1908-1929

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS #:
8523
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.60 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
790,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 36,000
60 or Better 23,333
65 or Better 110
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.6
60 or Better R-2.7
65 or Better R-7.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 21 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 21 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 17 / 24 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 21 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 21 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 17 / 24 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #1 MS65 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
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.