1915 $5 MS63 Certification #25787936, PCGS #8530

Owner's Comments

CAC. 5* from DLRC.

Expert Comments

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.
PCGS #
8530
Designer
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
21.60 millimeters
Weight
8.36 grams
Mintage
588000
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
717
Pop Lower
6158
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 21666 R-2.7 19 / 24 TIE 19 / 24 TIE
All Grades 13666 R-2.9 17 / 24 TIE 17 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 103 R-7.9 17 / 24 TIE 17 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 21666
All Grades 13666
60 or Better 103
65 or Better R-2.7
All Grades R-2.9
60 or Better R-7.9
65 or Better 19 / 24 TIE
All Grades 17 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 17 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 19 / 24 TIE
All Grades 17 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 17 / 24 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail 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
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