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1912 Indian Head Half Eagle Obverse     1912 Indian Head Half Eagle Reverse
 


1912 $5 OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8523, 8543
 
Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 790,000
Proofs: 144

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, PA) left of the arrowheads on the reverse 

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Significant examples:
"Proof-65".  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3609, sold for $8,050.00

Proof (illustrated above).  Ex - Trompeter collection.

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3610, sold for $9,890.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7693, illustrated, sold for $2,990.00  From the Judge Thomas Butt Collection

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 543, illustrated, sold for $2,415.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7313, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7314, not illustrated, sold for $718.75

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7315, not illustrated, sold for $718.75

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7316, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7691, not illustrated, sold for $701.50

NGC MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7692, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2426, unsold

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1005, sold for $747.00

MS-60 plus.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1006, sold for $414.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1796, not plated, sold for $253.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1208, not plated, sold for $718.75

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1209, not plated, sold for $230.00

Choice AU.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1619, sold for $603.75

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 25 MS-65's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 8 PR-67's.

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