1913 $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 #:
8525
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.60 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
915,901
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - 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 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 41,666
60 or Better 27,333
65 or Better 146
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.5
60 or Better R-2.7
65 or Better R-7.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 23 / 24
60 or Better 21 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 21 / 24
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 23 / 24
60 or Better 21 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 21 / 24

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:5148, $54,625 - Heritage 7/2011:4823, $66,125 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 3/2019:417

2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:5148, $54,625 - Heritage 7/2011:4823, $66,125 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 3/2019:417

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
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.