1915 $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 #:
8530
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.60 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
588,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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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 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 21,666
60 or Better 13,666
65 or Better 103
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-2.9
65 or Better R-7.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 19 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 17 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 17 / 24 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 19 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 17 / 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
1 MS65+ PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #8530 (MS)     65
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
MS65+ PCGS grade #1 MS65+ PCGS grade
#1 MS65+ PCGS grade
#1 MS65+ PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #4 MS65 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #4 MS65 PCGS grade
PCGS #8530 (MS)     65 #4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
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.