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In January 1914, with Europe on the brink of war and the United States in the throes of a depression, Henry Ford announced that he was doubling his workers’ pay from $2.34 per day to a princely $5 and, at the same time, reducing their nine-hour workday to eight hours. Ford Motor Company was, he said, initiating “the greatest revolution in the matter of rewards for its workers ever known to the industrial world.” Strange as it may seem in today’s inflated economy, $5 per day was indeed a handsome wage in 1914, and what Ford did was every bit as revolutionary as he proclaimed.

Clearly then, the half eagle—or $5 gold piece—was a coin with considerable clout in 1914, even though it was only slightly larger than the then brand-new “Buffalo” nickel. After all, it represented a full day’s pay for well-paid workers—enough to buy a pair of trousers plus a pair of work boots.

The half eagles being minted that .... (Expand Text)

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1909 INDIAN HEAD $5 MS65 PCGS

GEM GOLDEN LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY SCARCE IN THIS PRISTINE STATE OF PRESERVATION.
$12,650.00

1909 INDIAN HEAD $5 PR66 PCGS

GEM ROMAN FINISHED PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 78 COINS STRUCK. CAC.
$121,000.00

1909-O INDIAN HEAD $5 MS61 NGC

WELL STRUCK, SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. THE KEY DATE AND ONLY NEW ORLEANS STRUCK COIN IN THE $5 INDIAN SET.
$28,500.00

1909-O INDIAN HEAD $5 MS61 PCGS

CHOICE LUSTEROUS SPECIMEN. THE KEY DATE TO THE INDIAN HALF EAGLE SET.
$35,750.00

1909-O INDIAN HEAD $5 MS65 PCGS

THE KING OF THE $5 INDIAN SERIES. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$715,000.00

1910 INDIAN HEAD $5 PR66 PCGS

GEM ROMAN FINISH PROOF. ONLY 250 STRUCK, BUT EXPERTS ESTIMATE ONLY 60-75 EXISTS. JUST A SINGLE PR67+ GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$110,000.00

1911 INDIAN HEAD $5 MS65 PCGS

FLASHY LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST 9 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS,
$14,850.00

1913-S INDIAN HEAD $5 MS64 PCGS

GAM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY RARE IN THIS STATE OF PRESERVATION. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$29,150.00

1915 INDIAN HEAD $5 MS65 PCGS

GEM CREAMY LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY NINE MS65+ COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$14,250.00

1915 INDIAN HEAD $5 PR67 CACG

GEM DIAMOND CUT MATTE SURFACES. ONLY 75 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. SOLE HIGHEST AT CACG. CAC.
$203,500.00

1916-S INDIAN HEAD $5 MS66 PCGS

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONE OF THE KEY DATES TO THE SET. JUST A COUPLE OF MS66+ COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$140,000.00

1929 INDIAN HEAD $5 MS63 PCGS

VERY CHOICE WELL STRUCK LUSTROUS SURFACES. CAC.
$52,250.00

1929 INDIAN HEAD $5 MS65 PCGS

GEM, WELL STRUCK EXHIBITING ORANGE PEEL LUSTROUS SURFACES. THIS KEY DATE IS TIED FOR THE HIGHEST GRADED.
$126,500.00

1929 INDIAN HEAD $5 MS65 PCGS

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. A KEY DATE TO THE INDIAN HALF EAGLE SET.
$134,750.00