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1915 Indian Head Half Eagle Obverse     1915 Indian Head Half Eagle Reverse
 


1915 $5 OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8530, 8546

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 588,000
Proofs: 75

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 (illustrated above).  Ex - Trompeter collection.

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 183, sold for $2,012.50

PCGS MS-63.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1624, sold for $1,495.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1022, sold for $719.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1219, plated, sold for $1,725.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1801, not plated, sold for $546.25

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 850, sold for $488.75

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1220, not plated, sold for $345.00

Choice AU.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1625, sold for $195.50

Choice AU.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1221, not plated, sold for $276.00

AU-50.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 851, sold for $207.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1626, sold for $195.50

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1222, not plated, sold for $207.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1223, not plated, sold for $184.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 26 MS-65's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

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