1912 $5 MS62 Certification #12597512, PCGS #8523

Expert Comments

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.
PCGS #
8523
Designer
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
21.60 millimeters
Weight
8.36 grams
Mintage
790000
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
2227
Pop Lower
3434
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 36000 R-2.6 21 / 24 TIE 21 / 24 TIE
All Grades 23333 R-2.7 21 / 24 TIE 21 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 110 R-7.9 17 / 24 TIE 17 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 36000
All Grades 23333
60 or Better 110
65 or Better R-2.6
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-7.9
65 or Better 21 / 24 TIE
All Grades 21 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 17 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 21 / 24 TIE
All Grades 21 / 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 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
MS65 PCGS grade #1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade