1911 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Head $5 1908-1929

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS #:
8520
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.60 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
915,000
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 32,166 R-2.6 21 / 24 TIE 21 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 20,666 R-2.7 21 / 24 TIE 21 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 135 R-7.6 19 / 24 TIE 19 / 24 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 32,166
60 or Better 20,666
65 or Better 135
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.6
60 or Better R-2.7
65 or Better R-7.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 21 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 21 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 19 / 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 19 / 24 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2016:5522, $16,450 - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS65+ PCGS grade
3 MS65+ PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2016:5522, $16,450 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#3 MS65+ PCGS grade
#3 MS65+ PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1911 is one of the most common issues of the type, and examples in the MS-60 to 63 range are obtainable with some regularity. In MS-64, however, the 1911 is rare but still obtainable with some searching. True gems are very difficult to find and superb quality pieces, although a few do exist, are nearly impossible to locate. Note: Only the 1908 can be found in MS-65 on a fairly regular basis. Although "common" by the standards of this extremely "difficult" series, the 1911 is certainly not common in gem condition in any absolute sense.

Like the quarter eagle of the same date, the 1911 half eagle is usually not really well struck, particularly on the obverse where some of the feathers in the headdress are weak. The surfaces are typically quite granular and the lustre is only good at best, never radiant. Color is generally light to medium yellow or greenish yellow gold but some pale orange gold examples are also known.