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SERIES: Indian Head $5 1908-1929
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1913 $5 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65
PCGS #:
8525
Diameter:
21.60 millimeters
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Weight:
8.24 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
915,901
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$66,125 • PCGS MS66 • 7-7-2011 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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
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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.