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1910 Indian Head Half Eagle Obverse     1910 Indian Head Half Eagle Reverse
   


1910 $5 OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8517, 8541

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 604,000
Proofs: 250

Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt

Diameter: 21.6 millimeters

Metal Content:
Gold - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) left of the arrowheads on the reverse 

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 15 MS-65's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

Significant examples:
Proof (illustrated above).  Ex - Trompeter collection.

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 600, sold along with Proof examples of a 1910 Quarter Eagle and Double Eagle for a total of $63,250.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 178, sold for $2,415.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 539, illustrated, sold for $2,875.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 540, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7309, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1000, plated, sold for $776.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1200, plated, sold for $517.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1614, sold for $690.00

Brilliant Uncirculated, nearly Choice.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1792, plated, sold for $299.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot  1201, not plated, sold for $253.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot  1202, not plated, sold for $218.50

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service